The history of the ANCIENT
VILLAGE OF BOBBIO
The Bobbio area was already inhabited in the Stone Age and is subsequently populated by Ligurian settlements.
The Gauls took over from the Ligurians and shortly afterwards Bobbio definitively entered the Roman orbit. The name of the city derives from the stream that flows from the town from the south. In 614, the Irish monk Colombano arrived with his disciples in Bobbio whose territory was given to him by the Lombard king Agilulfo.
This donation also has a political value as Bobbio controls the large caravan route, the salt road, which from Piacenza, along the Valtrebbia reaches Genoa, the stronghold of the Byzantines.
Visit THE ANCIENT VILLAGE
THE TIME THAT FLOWS
WALKING THROUGH THE CONTRADES ..
The experience of discovering the Borgo passes through the discovery and visit of the most important places for Bobbio's artistic, cultural and religious history. From the Ponte Gobbo to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, from the Abbey of San Colombano to the Museo Mazzolini Collection, from the Sanctuary of the Madonna dell'Aiuto to the Palace of the Marquis Malaspina. Passing through the Malaspina Castle, the Ancient arcades of the Contrada del Castellaro and the Church of San Lorenzo.
The 10 places to see in Bobbio
STAY IN BOBBIO
INSPIRES, EXPIRES… FORGET CLOCKS AND CONCENTRATE ON THE ESSENTIAL.
A stay in Bobbio allows you to experience and appreciate in the best way the beauty of the city center but, even more, the possibility of experiencing the natural beauty that surrounds it. Just choose between a room with a view of the medieval center or a B&B surrounded by greenery, a farmhouse at the top of the village or a campsite near the clear waters of the Trebbia river. Choose where to spend your stay.
Stores ALONG THE STREETS
ANCIENT FLAVORS AND PERFUMES IN THIS CORNER OF EMILIA
Craft shops, souvenir and gift shops and food specialties, pastry shops. But also ice cream parlors and trendy shops. Here are all the possibilities to shop by choosing from bread, cold cuts and typical local products, to make your stay in Bobbio even more pleasant and ... tasty.