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Rocca Sforzesca, Imola

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  • Pleasant visit Dani, thanks to several restorations can be visited the whole structure, the inner apartments inhabited until 1900 the local noble family, external paths, until you climb on the two towers to see the village and the surrounding area from above the ground with the galleys and prisons, then to the second floor used as exhibition rooms for temporary exhibitions just Sunday, was held the inauguration of the exhibition "light and shade of wood", from Trentino an exhibition of wooden sculptures of individual artists. Part of the dungeons of the fortress are occupied by the Enoteca Regionale dell'Emilia Romagna wine bar area. Parking places reserved for campers in Via Don Giovanni Minzoni, located a short distance from the fortress, we didn't use the discount structure for issuing the information point inside the Outlet Castel Guelfo.
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  • This sturdy complex was built on the ruins of an 11th-century tower and more precisely of 1261. Then around 1332 people began the construction of the fortress of Imola itself. Families that followed were: the Alidosi, Visconti, Manfredi. Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Lord of Milan (6th Duke of Milan and 3rd Duke of his family) in the late 1400 undertook extensive renovations and defensive buff. Expansion and strengthening defensive continued then with the new Lord of Imola, Girolamo Riario, nephew of Pope Sixtus IV and husband of Caterina Sforza. In 1499, Cesare Borgia besieges and conquers the fortress and in 1502 Leonardo da Vinci called to undertake the work of radical restructuring. After this, there is the return of the Papal Government of the city. It was then from 1524, the fortress became a papal prison. The prison function was abolished in 1958. Since 1973 the entire complex is open to the public who can admire a large collection of weapons, pottery and ceramics.
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  • This Rock is interesting and pretty. Well preserved and allows you to immerse yourself in the middle ages. Definitely worth seeing from both inside and outside.
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  • Entering from the museum it is possible to walk along all the external walls other than see many internal spaces. During summer the yard is used as open cinema and to host artistic events.
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  • Well kept, great location with collections of weapons, armour and medieval pottery. Striking the walkways, to solve the problem ' pigeons ' that degrade the outdoor areas.
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  • Historical building from Imola. Courtyards, halls and lounges, summer outdoor cinema.
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  • The symbol of Imola. A wonderful historical monument, evoking ancient atmospheres. Nice collection of medieval weapons and not inside it.
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