Castel Maggiore

Orientation & Geography

Europe, Italy, Bologna

Castel Maggiore is an Italian comune with 15,922 inhabitants in the province of Bologna located at about 9 km northwards from the historic centre of the capital town, Bologna. Its name means means "Major Oak"; particurarly "Castel" is the local dialect word that translates "Castagno" in Italian, which means "Oak". Some people may think "Castel" means "Castle", and often visitors ask for a castle in Castel Maggiore.