Emilia Romagna Castles

Castello di Rossena

Situated in the hills of Emilia-Romagna, Rossena Castle, built in 960 by Count Adalberto Atto, great-grandfather of Matilda of Canossa, is an extraordinary architectural jewel: the building is perfectly preserved, both for historical reasons and thanks to the major restoration work on the exterior and interior rooms, carried out in 1999 with over 2 million Euro, financed by the Italian State. It is possible to stay overnight in the Rossena Castle because a hostel with 54 beds has been created inside. The manor house is the destination of frequent conferences, master's courses, ceremonies, seminars with guests from all over Emilia-Romagna and Italy, also thanks to the natural setting, the peace of the surrounding hills and the beauty of the historic village of Rossena, which make the atmosphere of the place enchanting, perfect for those who want a period of rest immersed in the Apennines and history.
 Visiting Rossena is, therefore, an experience to be had and even more so is living an authentic experience by staying in the Hostel built for the Jubilee Year 2000, ready to welcome tourists. Rossena Castle is accessed through a stone arch, after a short climb. A small staircase leads to the fortress consisting of the central core of the inner tower and 21 rooms on several levels.

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The windows overlook the beautiful hilly landscape and the terraces that were once the place where the soldiers carried out incessant patrols, night and day. Among the decorations on the walls and ceilings are frescoes from the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as ceramic friezes from the 19th century, inspired by Dutch art, in honour of the then lord's consort.


Castello di Rossena -  photo credits: |Emanuela Rabotti| - Associazione Culturale Matilde di Canossa