Just 35 minutes from here is Brisighella
, a small town on the Apennine located in the province of Ravenna, along the road that leads to Florence. Among its most recognizable features are the 14th century Manfredi Castle and the characteristic “Watch” tower, each located on its own rocky knoll.
Included among the Most Beautiful Towns of Italy
, officially registered as a Slowcity
and winner of the Orange Flag of the Italian Touring Club
, Brisighella is crossed from side to side by the historical Via degli Asini
(lit. Road of the Donkeys), which was once the itinerary for animal-driven caravans transporting materials from the area’s chalk quarries, and now more resembles a long and romantic portico
45 minutes from here, you will have the opportunity to visit Bologna
, a jewel of a city in terms of art, culture and entertainment.
This is where the first university in the world was founded: therefore it should be no surprise that the city’s main protagonists are still its youth and students.
is the pulsating heart of the city and the Fountain of Neptune
(or of the Giant
) is certainly one of Italy’s most beautiful.
And of course we can’t forget to mention the two leaning towers
, the Torre degli Asinelli
and the Garisenda
As you can see, a world of opportunities awaits you. If you choose to stay in Imola for a few more days, you can discover the many secrets of this marvelous area!