One of the “Most beautiful Villages in Italy”
Brisighella, evocative village among the 100 most beautiful in Italy”, rises on the first hills of Faenza.
Documentation of human traces in the area date back to Neolithic Age. But during Roman domination, brisighella underwent to a process of valorization, due to the construction of Via Faentina. Along this road, travelled caravans transporting salt from Cervia Saline to Rome.
Around XIII century end, Romagna most famous Captain, Maghinardo Pagani (mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy), built on one of the three hills a fortified Tower. At its feet, the Village developed into the town we see today.
Brisighella offers, to visitors looking for a laid-back stay, the fascination of Medieval urban plan and the peculiarity of its ancient Via del Brogo “Donkey Alley“, an elevated and covered road, and its three hills, hosting the XV century Fortress, the so called Clock Tower and Monticino Sanctuary.
Here is also located the oldest church in Romagna lands: an impressive church built in Romanic style, with a basilica plant. It is named Pieve di San Giovanni in Ottavo, but best known as Pieve del Tho.
This town on the hills is also known for its typical products. The most precious is the excellent Extravirgin Olive Oil.
Wide and various is the choice of cultural events and tourist offers that liven up the days and summer evenings.