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Brisighella Tour

Just 13 km away from Faenza, Brisighella is an ancient medieval and spa village in the Lamone Valley, in the Tuscan Apennine, between Firenze and Ravenna. It is perched on three rocky spurs, on which the Manfredi fortress (14th cent.), the Sanctuary of Monticino (18th century) and the Clock Tower (19th cent.) stand.

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Groups, T.O., Individuals, Schools
WHEN: all year long

We’ll walk in the village until reaching the famous Via degli Asini (Donkeys' Street), probably built in the 14th century with a defensive function. Later on, it was used by carters who transported chalk from the quarries above the village using carts pulled by donkeys (this would explain the name of the street). Then, we’ll get into Collegiata di San Michele Arcangelo, a church completed in 1697, featuring a magnificent painting by Marco Palmezzano from Forlì (16th cent.), depicting the Adoration of the Three Wise Men.

Finally, we’ll visit Pieve del Tho, the oldest religious building of the Valley, about 1 km from Brisighella. Its origins date back to Galla Placidia, daughter of Emperor Theodosius, who had it built on the ruins of temple dedicated to Jupiter. It is an evocative single-nave temple in Romanesque style with frescoes dating back to the 14th century.

Groups, T.O., Individuals, Schools
WHEN: all year long

 A visit of Brisighella can be combined with another medieval village, Dozza, which also belongs to the “Most beautiful villages of Italy” Club, as well as an open air gallery of contemporary art thanks to its colourful murals. As an alternative, just 13 km away, we can reach Faenza, worldwide known for its ceramics, to visit its old town center and above all the International Ceramics Museum (MIC) or the Neoclassical Palazzo Milzetti.  


MIC: full ticket € 8,00, reduced ticket € 5.00 (over 65 years and groups with at least 15 people), reduced ticket for students € 3.00 (children from 12 years, high school and university students)

Palazzo Milzetti: Full ticket: € 4.00, reduced ticket: € 2.00, free admission: under 18 and over 65


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