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Land to taste
Go on a journey to uncover all of the excellent flavors of the region straight from the source: at farms, wineries, the olive-mill of Brisighella, where the coveted Brisighella Olive Oil D.O.P. is produced, or even the Regional Winehouse of Dozza.
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The Brisighella oil museum is one of the most recent actions taken to enhance the centuries-old olive-making heritage of these lands and the entire production cycle: from plant care to product sales. It is an outdoor trail that winds along the roads, inside the area, identified precisely because they contain the oldest deposit and together with the most modern site for the production of oil: the Frantoio sociale at the Cooperativa agricola brisighellese (Cab). The route consists of seven stops with special significance for the museum in the area where it located. If you are lucky enough to pass in the season of harvesting (November), it is easy to see the harvest taking place, the traditional harvesting of olives operated manually. It is advisable bring the paper guide “The open oil museum of Brisighella” while visiting the museum. It is available at the Tourist Office of the City of Brisighella.
The largest and most qualified wine showcase in our Region The Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna is housed inside the Rocca Sforzesca di Dozza, in its splendid and perfectly restored cellars where DOC and DOCG wines of the can be tasted and purchased. The association has about 200 members, with over 600 labels selected by a qualified committee of experts. The Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna was founded in 1970. The associated originated in the Municipality of Dozza, the Pro Loco and some local producers, with the participation of the public bodies from the Province of Bologna that were interested in the wine sector. In 1978, the Region, through a special law, defined the Enoteca as the most suitable instrument to promote regional wine both in Italy and abroad. In May 1990, the new headquarters was opened. It is spread over about 1000 square meters, completely occupying the ancient underground and part of the Rocca’s ground floor. The offices and representative rooms are also located here. Below, in the Rocca cellars, the exhibition hall is housed. It offers the opportunity to taste and purchase local wines. A special area was created, with a room dedicated to white wines and one for red […]
The chestnuts of Castel del Rio have earned the European PGI mark. This local delicacy has even had the Museo del Castagno, housed in Palazzo Alidosi in Castel del Rio dedicated to it. What to see at the museum Tools, photos, educational panels convey the importance of the chestnut tree in the economy of the Santerno Valley. In fact, this plant has always been a precious source of sustenance of mountain peasant families. So much so it has been called “the tree of bread”. The chestnut IGP even has a festival dedicated to it that runs for three consecutive Sundays of October livening up the historic center of Castel del Rio.
At the center of the Alta Valle del Santerno Borgo Tossignano, founded in 1198, stands at the center of the high Santerno Valley amid the imposing gypsum chain. The municipality consists of two areas: Borgo, at the bottom of the valley, the site of Villanovan findings, which became a municipal capital. And Tossignano, which was built around the remains of a feudal castle. Today, it is the natural starting point for exploring the Vena del Gesso. La Vena del Gesso and the Santerno River are the elements of the landscape that have played a major role in the historical events of area and which still give it, its a unique environmental attraction today. Its gastronomy is also noteworthy. Do not miss the traditional celebration of Mardi Gras during the Festa della Polenta and the Sagra dei Maccheroni
The area The origin of Fontanelice, like that of other inhabited centers in the Santerno Valley, has prehistoric roots. Scattered fragments from the stone age are testament to its ancient roots. The remnants of its historic path become more numerous as we travel through Villanovan, Etruscan, Celtic and Roman periods. The subsequent urban development with medieval character can still be seen today in the layout of the inhabited center. It is centered around the square on which the former public palace faces, today it is the home of the Giuseppe Mengoni Archive Museum. Fontanelice sided with Imola in the fights between Guelphs and Ghibellines, but later joined Bologna against Imola, allying with Tossignano. During the feudal period, it passed into the hands of the Alidosi family, owners of much of the surrounding area, until 1424, when it became a territory governed by the papcy. Renowned for its wines and gastronomic specialties, Fontanelice offers a rich calendar of cultural events. Fontanelice, the name and its legend. The name of the village refers to the dominant element of this territory: water. According to an ancient legend that was written down in 1364 by Giovanpiero Del Piano, a young man coming from a […]
Cittaslow At the foot of the green hills on the border between Emilia and Romagna, there is Castel San Pietro Terme, a city strongly vocated to thermal and wellness tourism. In 2005 the certification of “Cittaslow” marked the entrance to “International network of Good Living Cities”, standing out for the high quality of life and the many services offered to residents and visitors. In fact, the visitors confirm that in Castel San Pietro Terme life is better: someone visits the town for the thermal wellness, to play golf, to discover the MTB trails, go on a hike or sunbathe in the Lungo Sillaro green park. Over the original roman and Medieval plant of the city, the historic center presents a seventeenth – eighteeenth century look, characterized by traditional porticoes reminding of the near Bologna. Symbol of Castel San Pietro Terme is the Cassero, built in 1199, year of foundation of the town. Today, Cassero hosts the municipal theater. Among the most admired monuments is the Santuary of the Cross, in the main square: besides it, the bell tower with a unique concert of 55 bells.
The village of herbs anf forgotten fruits Casola Valsenio, together with Brisighella, is the mountain side of the Province of Ravenna. Traces of the first inhabitants date back to Prehistoric age. This part of Senio Valley was colonized at the end of the first millennium with the foundation of Benedictine Abbey of Valsenio. In the following centuries, the economic, political and social role moved to fortresses on the hills, such as the Castle fo Casola. It was later demolished in 1216 by Faenza. The ones who escaped took shelter in a closeby borgo, rising on a natural terrace where river Senio merged with river Casola. After Second World War, Casola Valsenio asset was upset by an exodus of the farmers families towards the plains in Valley and towards the city. The close connection between the territory and the officinal plants, Lavender beofre anything else, eased the birth and development of the Herb Garden Augusto Rinaldi Ceroni and Lavender Road. Many cultural events connected to this theme liven up the town all year round.
Bits of history The origins of the city of Faenza, crossed by Via Emilia, are Romanic. While not much is left of the Medieval period, only some important buildings as S. Ippolito, S. Maria Foris Portam and S. Maria della Commenda; the most relevant traces are left by the brilliant era of the Signoria dei Manfredi. The reconstruction of the Cathedral in 1474 marked the beginning of a florid period, much connected to Tuscan Reinassance art. Artists such as Giuliano and Benedetto da Maiano, Donatello, Della Robbia family, Biagio D’Antonio of Florence and many more, moved to live in Faenza. The Baroque period gave life to todays visual image of the city: the structure of the two main squares with the fountain, the clock tower, loggias and porticoes of Municipal and Podestà palaces. Almost every conventual church was rebuilt according to late Baroque style, and so happened to many nobility houses. Extremely rich was the Neoclassical rebirth of the end of XVIII century: witnessing this artistic fervor were Giuseppe Pistocchi, Giovanni Antonio Antolini, Felice Giani, Gaetano Bertolani, Gianbattista and Francesco Ballanti Graziani, Antonio Trentanove and Pietro Tomba. Palazzo Milzetti is the perfect emblem and representation of Neoclassicism in Romagna. Faenza […]
In the Land of Motors Imola, the ancient colony of Forum Cornelii, sat in an area already densely populated in prehistoric times. The plan of the city still shows its Roman roots in its layout. We can still see the decumanus (via Emilia) and the cardo (via Appia-via Mazzini) in which the forum stood. Between the 1300s and 1400s the Alidosi, Manfredi and Visconti families took command of the city. In 1473, the city was passed into the hands of Caterina Sforza and her husband Girolamo Riario. Those were the years of a brief but intense renaissance for the area. From 1504 until the Unification of Italy, aside from the Napoleonic period, Imola was part of the Papal States. These were the years defined by the great eighteenth-century works. After the Unification of Italy, in 1861, the city successfully developed the cooperative system of governance which has since been a fundamental element of its economic and social life. Imola was a major participant in the struggle for liberation during the Second World War in part due to its the proximity to the front in ’44 & ’45. The city was later awarded a gold medal for military valor. In the […]