Rocca Sforzesca
Rocca Sforzesca
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Bill A
Spring Lake, NJ551 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
La Rocca Sforzesca is a beautiful medieval fortress in the town of Dozza. It is one of many such fortresses of similar design that can be found in Emilia Romagna. I especially enjoyed wandering through the maze if rooms and staircases in the fortress that eventually lead to wonderful views of Dozza and the surrounding countryside from the tower. If you are in the area, it is worth stopping for a visit. Other than the fortress, though, there isn’t all that much else to see in Dozza. So, if you are limited on time, I think La Rocca in Vignola May be a better choice.
Written February 29, 2020
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maria-callas
Nea Erithraia, Greece15 contributions
Sep 2011 • Couples
Last summer we were travelling by car around Northern Italy. The nature is beautiful, very "mediterranean" of course, and a bit the same everywhere...
What was the "highlight" of this trip , was the Medieval Festival of the town of Imola, a wonderful location that made you think you were 500 years back to medieval history: clowns, shows, food sold everywhere, but cycling competition s and other modern attractions as well. Really worth visiting if this is on your way.
Written August 17, 2012
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Bensada A
Chlef, Algeria110 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Put a nice comfortable shoes and get ready to back in time to the golden age of lombardia palazo sforza is the witness of that great era where religion money and politics were inseparable. Get up in the morning to avoid the long waiting line and to smell the fresh air in the palace it has many wings but make sure to take the stairs to the roof than it’s okey to continue ur visit with the small wings also there’s a beautiful garden to eat a light snack and a cup of Italian expresso before getting back and continue ur journey
P s it has the first galili fompass and also one of the early maps of the world
Written August 29, 2018
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drloftis
Hamlet, IN15 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I came here on an evening and the pleasure of seeing a movie inside the castle grounds was an added treat. The schedule for these is posted online and outside the castle. But the lights just gave the place a romantic and different glow than a day visit would. I recommend doing as the locals, come and enjoy a picnic or family time on the lawn then head next door if you are single or on a date and enjoy the apertivo at the cafe. Good music sometimes live happens on weeknights.
Written July 4, 2019
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TanjaD
Rijeka, Croatia217 contributions
May 2018
Unfortunately we only got to see it from the outside since it was closed. There's parking right next to it and a small cafe. it's quite near the city center as well.
Written June 15, 2018
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fullbella14
Montreal, Canada106 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
La Rocca Sforzesca is gigantic in the middle of a small city like Imola. Quite impressive. It is nice to walk around and enjoy. In front you have a place to have l'aperitivo or a late night drink and admire La Rocca.
Written September 20, 2016
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Nizinha
Sao Paulo, SP780 contributions
Nov 2013 • Solo
When I went to Imola in November, I didn’t expect to visit touristic places. Anyway, as I was there and had free time, I decided to see the Rocca Sforzesca. It was a pity that it is closed during the week. I looked on the outside and walked around the fortress, but I couldn’t go inside the castle.
Written February 6, 2014
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Kimberley B
London, UK80 contributions
Jul 2013 • Solo
I went here expecting to spend 15 minutes looking around a ruin and at a small armoury. However, I was delighted to spend an hour and a half instead. There's lots of weapons and armour to see from various periods and, although they are not linked to La Rocca directly, they are still interesting for anyone from enthusiasts to those with a slight interest. There is also a small display of ceramics which ARE directly linked to La Rocca.
Don't miss the view over the roofs of Imola and the surrounding countryside from the highest floor in one of the towers.
Hats off to Giuseppe, too, the lovely tour guide who told me all sorts about bits and pieces in the armoury. A very funny, very friendly guy who, although doesn't speak any English, was very keen and enthusiastic about La Rocca and about knowing you.
During the Summer (June to end August, I believe) they also have an outdoor cinema which I am looking forward to visiting.
Written July 20, 2013
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Mauro_Riccio
Imola14 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
Not well known that this is a very well preserved Castle in imola. That part of Italy is crowed with a lot af rock and castels many of them well conserved. Inside the Rock there is also a very nice arms museum. it's really easy to parck near the rock and is 200 m from the downtown.
Written March 1, 2013
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Aug 2019
It is a wonderful visit to the castle. You go back some centuries. When you go to see at the evening it is very well lighted.
Written September 6, 2019
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