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Brisighella

One of the “Borghi più belli d’Italia”

Imola-Faenza
Brisighella sits on the hills a few kilometers from Faenza, where there have been settlements since the Neolithic age.
But it was under Roman rule that it blossomed thanks to the Via Faentina that used by caravans brining salt from the Cervia salt mines in Rome.
Towards the end of 1200s the greatest leader of medieval Romagna, Maghinardo Pagani (mentioned in Dante’s the Divine Comedy) built a fortified tower on one of the three hills at whose feet the village grew.

Today it is an important health spa. An ideal place for a relaxing therapeutic stay, its waters are great for the respiratory tract. Brisighella offers a stay filled with serenity for those who seek it. The charm of its medieval urban layout, the ancient Via del Borgo, raised and porticoed, and the three unmistakable hills on which rest a 15th century fortress, the Tower dell’Orologio and the Sanctuary of Monticino are sure to delight.

Those who love trekking can choose to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of the Parco Carnè, a gateway for excursions to the Vena del Gesso Romagnola, the Tanaccia Cave complex, and other routes to discover the thousand wonders of the Apennine flora and fauna.

There is a wide variety of touristic and cultural experience available.
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Art and Culture
Faenza Territory
Ravenna and its Lidos
Faenza territory is an area that comprehends many locations, knwon for their beautiful landscapes and human resources: Faenza, Brisighella, Casola Valsenio, Riolo Terme, Castel B...
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Art and Culture
Pascolian Itinerary
San Mauro Mare
San Mauro Pascoli, once San Mauro di Romagna, is known as a a footwear center of high fashion and the birthplace of the poet Giovanni Pascoli, of which you can visit the Hou...
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Art and Culture
Pantani Hall
Cesenatico
An exhibiting area of 300 square metre where it is possible to go over the sport career of the “pirate” through photos, mementos and audiovisual material that belonged to th...
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Art and Culture
St. James Church
Cesenatico
Begun in 1324 and rebuilt in the 16th century. The present shape is due to the complete renewal in 1763 by the Architect Pietro Borboni. In the church there are two...
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Art and Culture
The Maritime museum
Cesenatico
This floating maritime collection is the only example of its kind in Italy. There are displayed ten exactly restored historic prototypes of the craft of the upper and middle...
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Art and Culture
Birthplace of the poet Marino Moretti where his writings and books are preserved. Now centre for the study on Italian literature of the twentieth century. Visit t...
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Cesenatico Harbour
Cesenatico
Built in 1314 because of the urgent need of the town of Cesena to create an outlet for its own trade. In 1502 Cesare Borgia (Il Valentino) conquered the town and called Leon...
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Garibaldi monument
Cesenatico
Erected in 1884. Cesenatico was the first Italian town to dedicate a monument to the Italian national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi.
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The "Conserve"
Cesenatico
The cone shaped ice-boxes have been used between the 16th and the end of the 20th century mainly for fish preserving. There were numerous “conserve” along the Romagna coast....
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Art and Culture
The fishermen old houses and the big harbour with more than 100 ships tell the sea tradition of Cattolica, heart of city’s life. Every day ships bring with them the sea...
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