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Brisighella

Brisighella

Views of Brisighella

Brisighella
Silvano Cantoni

Brisighella
Daniela Laghi

Brisighella
Silvano Cantoni

Brisighella
Maurizio Monti

Brisighella
Silvano Cantoni

Brisighella
Silvano Cantoni

Brisighella
Silvano Cantoni

Situated on the lower valley of river Lamone, on the slopes of Tuscany and Romagna Appennines, you can recognize Brisighella from afar. The medieval hamlet of Brisighella stretches on the first hills that from Faenza go up to Florence. It is dominated by Tre Colli (three hills), three rocks of selenite to be fair, on which the Manfredi Fortress, the Sanctuary of Monticino and the Clock Tower rest; the latter was built on the ruins of a defensive settlement of the XIII century, an era to which the origins of the village date back. The streets of the village will lead us gently upwards, arriving to Fontana Vecchia, the oldest public fountain of the village built in 1490. Then, led by the road, you have to turn right, and shortly after the Municipality above the long and narrow main square of the village, if you raise your eyes you will notice an ancient staircase, which seems to go inside the houses overlooking the square. You will also notice a series of arches, which connect the outside with what seems to be a long covered terrace or a porch. But it is not a terrace, or a porch: it is a road. One of the symbols of of Brisighella: it is Via degli Asini (or Via del Borgo). This charming elevated road, was once placed on a broad base of rock and had an important defensive purpose. Later, once the rock was dug this was used to create stables, warehouses and shops, and thus pack animals passed here, especially for the transport of material from the nearby gypsum mines. After Via degli Asini, the streets of the village continue to go up towards the Tre Colli that dominate it, becoming increasingly narrow and steep. They look like paths where you can strongly feel the scent of these gentle mountains. We climb to visit the Rocca and to enjoy the panoramic view that opens on the hills and badlands. Back in the square, we enter in one of the taverns. The rooms were dug in the rock, with the ancient and irregular walls maintained as they were. Enjoy some local specialities, including the extra virgin olive oil DOP 'Brisighello', the Mora Romagnola meat (an ancient native swine breed), the forgotten fruits (like the Volpina pear), fruits and foods that the woods of these hills offer. All washed down by a glass of good Sangiovese DOC wine.

Municipality of Brisighella
Province of Ravenna
Emilia Romagna region

Population: 7,639
Pop. foreign resident: 718

The municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città del vino
Città dell'olio
Città Slow
Paesi bandiera arancione

Municipality of  Brisighella
Via Naldi 2 - Brisighella (RA)
phone +39 0546 81225

 

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Next or present Events

  • Festival of pork of Mora Romagnola and fair of biodiversity
    22-10-2017
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 Europe/Rome Festival of pork of Mora Romagnola and fair of biodiversity Gastronomic Stand and market of typical products.
    (Parco Ugonia – Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)
    Brisighella

    Gastronomic Stand and market of typical products.
    (Parco Ugonia – Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)

  • Festival of the Lamb and the castrato Q.C.
    29-10-2017
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 Europe/Rome Festival of the Lamb and the castrato Q.C. 21st Edition. Food stands, conventions and sheep exhibitions.
    (Parco Ugonia – Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)
    Brisighella

    21st Edition. Food stands, conventions and sheep exhibitions.
    (Parco Ugonia – Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)

  • Halloween Night in Brisighella
    31-10-2017
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2017-10-31 2017-10-31 Europe/Rome Halloween Night in Brisighella Magical atmospheres between mysteries, fears, jokes, shows driven by the brilliant ideas of the young Brisighella and the medieval drums of Brisighella.
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)
    Brisighella

    Magical atmospheres between mysteries, fears, jokes, shows driven by the brilliant ideas of the young Brisighella and the medieval drums of Brisighella.
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)

  • Feast: The delights of the pig
    05-11-2017
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2017-11-05 2017-11-05 Europe/Rome Feast: The delights of the pig The festival recalls the ancient peasant rite of killing and subsequent processing of pork meat.
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)
    Brisighella

    The festival recalls the ancient peasant rite of killing and subsequent processing of pork meat.
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)

  • Olive Trail
    05-11-2017
    Sports

    Add to calendar 2017-11-05 2017-11-05 Europe/Rome Olive Trail Trekking not competitive, just fun. Brisighella

    Trekking not competitive, just fun.

    From 08:00 | | know more

  • Festival of the pear and aged cheese
    12-11-2017
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 Europe/Rome Festival of the pear and aged cheese The Fox pears, small, round and hard, are a typical fruit of the valley of the Lamone.
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)
    Brisighella

    The Fox pears, small, round and hard, are a typical fruit of the valley of the Lamone.
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)

  • Brisighella Parco Carnè
    12-11-2017
    Sports

    Add to calendar 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 Europe/Rome Brisighella Parco Carnè A walk dedicated to the colors of autumn. Booking required within the previous day.
    Info: stefano@liberamentenatura.com – Tel. 328/7414401
    Brisighella

    A walk dedicated to the colors of autumn. Booking required within the previous day.
    Info: stefano@liberamentenatura.com – Tel. 328/7414401

    From 10:00 |

  • Feast: His Majesty the truffle
    19-11-2017
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 Europe/Rome Feast: His Majesty the truffle The precious tuber is combined with traditional dishes. For sale the "autumn White" that exudes a particularly intense scent and the truffle "black".
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)
    Brisighella

    The precious tuber is combined with traditional dishes. For sale the "autumn White" that exudes a particularly intense scent and the truffle "black".
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)

  • Autumn Embroidery Exhibition Contest
    From 22-10-2017
    To 26-11-2017
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2017-10-22 2017-11-26 Europe/Rome Autumn Embroidery Exhibition Contest (Municipal Art Gallery – Info: 348.7604181, ceraunavoltailricamo@alice.it) Brisighella

    (Municipal Art Gallery – Info: 348.7604181, ceraunavoltailricamo@alice.it)

  • Olive and Oil Festival
    26-11-2017
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2017-11-26 2017-11-26 Europe/Rome Olive and Oil Festival 55 ^ Edition. We celebrate the sought-after extra-virgin oils, the "Brisighello" and the "Brisighella" (to which the D.O.P. was assigned) and the refined "noble Drupa".
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)
    Brisighella

    55 ^ Edition. We celebrate the sought-after extra-virgin oils, the "Brisighello" and the "Brisighella" (to which the D.O.P. was assigned) and the refined "noble Drupa".
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)

  • Brisighella Christmas Light
    17-12-2017
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 Europe/Rome Brisighella Christmas Light The village shines with small lights between markets, sweets, toys, animation and soap bubbles.
    16.00 Hours Torchlight Record. Subscriptions to the Pro Loco Tel. 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it
    Brisighella

    The village shines with small lights between markets, sweets, toys, animation and soap bubbles.
    16.00 Hours Torchlight Record. Subscriptions to the Pro Loco Tel. 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it

  • Living Nativity
    26-12-2017
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2017-12-26 2017-12-26 Europe/Rome Living Nativity Living pictures represent the nativity in the medieval village.
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)
    Brisighella

    Living pictures represent the nativity in the medieval village.
    (Historical Center Brisighella – Info: 0546/81166 – iat.brisighella@racine.ra.it)

  • San Michele
    29-09-2018
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 Europe/Rome San Michele Brisighella

Past Events

  • 45^ Polenta Festival
    01-10-2017
    Feasts

    Gastronomy, folklore and exhibitions.
    (S. Cassiano Frazione of Brisighella – www.sancassiano.ra.it -posta@sancassiano.ra.it – tel. 338/3309387)

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