Minerbio is a town with 8,793 inhabitants (December 31, 2015) in the Metropolitan City of Bologna. The term Minerbio comes from the Roman era and the goddess Minerva was dedicated. Together with the communities Budrio, Granarolo dell'Emilia, Malalbergo, Baricella and Molinella is Minerbio part of the "Associazione Terre di Pianura" (translated as union of cities (Po) level).