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“Rocca di Brisighella”

Rocca di Brisighella
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Brisighella
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Amazing views and a wonderful sense of history! It's a good climb up the hill to wear off the calories (or you could cheat and drive)!

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

As Emy said in a previous review, the Rocca is just one of the pieces of a chain that is rich in history, character and originality. A wise tourist should not miss this 5 minute detour from Faenza by train. We observed the Rocca from the clocktower point, and took a few photos looking down to the unspoilt town of Brisighella. Two food specialities to savour are the salami di Brisighella and the extra virgin olive oil. The town also has a thermal spa to indulge and unwind. The outdoor markets were great too, we bought a lovely tablecloth and my wife bought some comfy home sandals, both at cheap prices. We visited in September 2011.

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Reviewed 23 June 2013

A fun castle to explore with terrific views of Brisighella. 10-15 minute hike up to castle from the town center with 3 euro entrance fee. Best thing is the light and sweet Brisighella extra virgin olive oil - some of the best in Italy. Some buildings have unique, very old second floor porticos (see picture). A good day trip is 1/2 day in Ravenna, to see the mosaics, followed by a few hours in Brisighella.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

The food was everything we hoped for and priced just right but the walls of the grotto were echoey and we found it hard to chat.

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Reviewed 13 April 2013

The castle of Brisighella is considerable both in itself and because of its inclusion in the context of the surrounding area.
The castle dominates Brisighella, and can be reached by a scenic footpath that starts in the center of this small town. The entrance to the castle requires a ticket (not expensive, I don't remember the exact fare) and allows the visit of the beautiful interiors, as well a wide panorama.
In my opinion the best way to appreciate the castle is to include it in a ring of trekking which from Brisighella and from the castle climbs over, for an easy and well marked path, to the Visitor Center "Ca Carné" in the middle of an interesting area of karst rocks (you can visit a small natural history museum). From there you can walk around, then through a paved road (with little traffic) down to the village of Fognano, where you can take a train back to Brisighella (check the timetables before).
This ring can easily be organized traveling in a day by train also from Florence and Bologna (we did).

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