Rocca di Riolo

Rocca di Riolo, Riolo Terme: Hours, Address, Rocca di Riolo Reviews: 4.5/5

Rocca di Riolo
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
10:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:30
Friday
10:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 18:30
Saturday
10:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 18:30
Sunday
10:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 18:30
About
Former fortress of Valle del Senio, Riolo Terme Stronghold rose by the end of the fourteenth century at will of the City of Bologna as a defense, together with its village. With the passing of time, the stronghold always kept its defensive function. It's a magnificent example of military fortification that follows the evolution of offensive techniques of the late Middle Ages. The first nucleus, still almost intact and clearly visible, underwent many changes, especially after the advent of artillery. The Stronghold belongs to the type known as "transition" where different Medieval and Renaissance architectural features are put together: for example, the ditch together with the manoeuvres space with loop-holes for flank defense. The museum is divided on different levels. From the basement to the upper floors you will be involved in the adventures of medieval knights, wearing and wielding the tools used in battle, discover how war machines worked, listening to the stories of Caterina Sforza and learning the construction techniques used in the Middle Ages. Inside the keep, the archaeological section houses artifacts dating back from Roman times to the Iron Age. In the landscape area, panels, binoculars and a 3D viewer allows you to discover the surrounding area. "The Mysteries of Catherine" Inside the impressive "Sala del Pozzo" (Hall of the Well) there is this permanent display about the exploits and loves of Caterina Sforza which will bring you into an interactive reality. Indeed, during the tour you will be often asked to interact with the Lioness of Romagna herself.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Barbara D'Atri
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Historic Centerpiece of Riolo Terme
Apr 2018 • Solo
The Rocca is a centerpiece of this town. I loved the stairs, and the view of the area, and remembering this town as a historic center in Italy. I was there alone, and loved just enjoying the beauty of the Rocca, and a place for some photography. Several young women were there to guide me, but I am a solo traveller and enjoyed my solitude there.
Written 30 March 2019
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mydanyR
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Riolo e dintorni
Dec 2014 • Couples
Lunch at San Domenico, Imola was amazing :-)
Brisighella castle was interesting if the comment inside the rooms works.
Terme not very big and crowded during we
Written 8 December 2014
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Eandreya
Moscow, Russia13 contributions
relaxing
Sep 2014 • Family
In Terme the staff don't speak English, so it's hard to explain what exactly you need except the termal pool.
Written 29 September 2014
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Sessla
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nice walk
Nov 2012 • Solo
i really enjoyed walking up the mountain to visit Rocca. i was all alone and it was simply nice to walk inside and up the staircase -- beautiful view!
and there are funny light-audio spectacle only by pressing the red knob...
Written 29 November 2012
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  • Fri - Sun 10:00 - 13:00
  • Fri - Sun 14:30 - 18:30

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