Brisighella offers the chance to dive into nature, a break to recharge your batteries. Beyond the village, nature reigns supreme, surrounding Brisighella with natural parks of rare beauty.
If you want to spend a day surrounded by natural and archeological beauty, La Rocca recommends these options.
Travelling from the village towards Tuscany on the State Road No.302, after 8 miles you will find the Parish Church of Giovanni San Battista, also called Pieve Tho’.
A Roman church of extreme simplicity, evocative and unique in its’ beauty. Its’ origins are associated with Galla Placidia, daughter of Theodosius who had it built with the remains of a temple dedicated to Jupter Ammon. Its’ construction on Roman remains appears to date back to between the 8th and 10th Century.
15 April to 15 October: National Holidays from 15:00 to 18:00hrs
16 October to 14 April: National Holidays from 14:30 to 16:30hrs
9 June to 12 September: Tuesdays to Saturdays 15:30hrs to 17:30hrs
Information: 0546 81166 (tourist office)
You can leave the car behind and head towards the historical centre of the village, making a short stop in Via Del Borgo (Via Degli Asini) an ancient covered and elevated “road” built in the middle ages and unique in the world.
Take the “white” driveable road to the Rocca Manfrediana where you will find a “green” route, lined by cypress trees all the way to the Sanctuary Church of the Monticino – the third of the hills of Brisighella.
Take the Sentiero 511 route, clearly marked in red and white, which will take you to the heart of the Carne’ Park – set in the longest and most impressive chalky terrain of the Italian peninsula.
The Ca’ Carne’ Visitor Centre was built in 1971 and offers breathtaking views of the Vena Del Gesso National Park.
Like a jewel among the chalk terrains of Rontana, Castelnuovo and Brisighella, the Visitors’ Centre is one of the most charming corners of the entire Romagnolo hills.
Rontana is a castle located within the Vena Del Gesso Romagnolo Park, on Mount Rontana, a small green hill. The summit can be reached either from outside of the park by road or from within the park starting at the “Visitor Centre”.
This is an open air archeological site. In 2007 the University of Bologna started research which uncovered the remains of the fortress amongst other findings.
For guided tours of local cities of Art in Emilia Romagna, and Brisighella: brisighellatailorguide.com