Rocchetta Mattei, Grizzana Morandi

Must see · Castle · Historic Site
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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  • What a strange place Cesare Mattei built! It's a really bizarre palace combining myriad architectural styles and featuring symbolism from all sorts of religions and legends and myths. Mattei was a...  more »
  • Rochetta Mattei is very much worth a visit. The architecture is... strange, but the story behind it is very interesting. The tour (in English for us non-Italians) was very informative and...  more »
  • Rocchetta Mattei is well worth a visit. I'd recommend a detour, in case you were passing by. Also, it might be worth scheduling a day trip or a weekend in the area specifically to go and visit...  more »
  • One of the most amazing places to visit. We fell in love with it when having a tour and had our wedding a year later.
  • It was a very different castle when it comes to arcitecture. Concerning the guided tour it was really bad. We got an audio guide in english and then we where in a group with Italians that where guided by a woman that spoke very loud in italian so it was almost impossible to hear the audio guide.
  • A kaleidoscopic castle with a weird and misterious background.
  • Nice modern castel but not a great experience, the guide talked a lot in italian and translated just a little in English, she also had rush to show us the castel, and she didn't talk at all about he studies of the count about elettromeopaty which is very interesting. E fate fare due dossi sulla strada che le macchine arrivano a cannone in quella curva!!
  • Very lovely castle with guided tours. Worth a visit & the 10€ (entry and tour)

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