Rocchetta Mattei, Grizzana Morandi

A hidden jewel in the Apennines, Rocchetta Mattei sits on a picturesque hill between Florence and Bologna. Featuring a maze of linked rooms, passages, stairways, courtyards, and towers, the castle is a mix of styles and an architectural marvel like few others. One of the most significant rooms within the castle was inspired by Granada's Alhambra. Be sure to start at the website for all relevant information about visiting this attraction. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rocchetta Mattei and many more Grizzana Morandi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Grizzana Morandi trip planner .
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  • I did not know of the existence of this castle, found it quite by chance through Trip! We stopped, we booked the visit next time because it does to groups of 20 people (cost €10 per adult/child €5) and we did this tour with a passionate and very good guide that he explain the history and life of Mattei. All very interesting!
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  • A visit very interesting and intriguing for the aura of hystero that envelops the person of Cesare Mattei and Rocchetta. Margot guide led us along the tour playing naturally her knowing yet. Professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm of that guide filled us the day letting us appreciate in a absolutely. I highly recommend it
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  • Our guide will, very prepared and impassioned, ushered us into a kind of time travel. The visit (about 1:30) was quite interesting ... the place, the story of count Mattei, definitely. Hopefully soon will be restaurante and open more rooms. Will be back
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  • Nicely renovated fantasy castle, the story behind it merits a Hollywood movie. Highly recommended to all people passionate about patterns, architecture and esoteric healing techniques. Stunning location, I can understand you were half healed just by traveling to the place and seeing the castle from the distance.
  • Definitely a magical place to visit. Book upfront on the castle's website (ticket costs €10 for a guided tour) and bring your camera! It takes approximately 1.5hrs by car from Florence. It's difficult to be reached by public transport. Guided tours are also available in different languages. The place has an interesting history from artistic, humanist and architectural point of view. Further down the road there are a bar and a panini place you can have a refreshing drink and a quick snack like tigelle (a typical delicious Panini from the Bologna region)
  • This castle is certainly an odd place. From Bologna it takes around 45 minutes to get there, and it's worth a visit only if you enter with a guide. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any tour in English so far. A pity, because the story of the Conte Mattei is really interesting, so is the eccentricity of this building.Unique.
  • A place of interesting misteries
  • Lovely... must see. Unique castle.. nothing like it
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