Emilia Romagna Castles

Rocca di Dozza

Lying on the crest of a hill overlooking the Sellustra valley and gently sloping down towards the Via Emilia between Imola and Bologna, Dozza is a small ancient village with a thousand-year history and a still well-preserved medieval urban layout. The historic center of Dozza, with its characteristic spindle shape, is made up of narrow and colorful streets that rise upwards to the Rocca. The integrity of the original building fabric has been safeguarded and the close symbiosis between the majestic Rocca at the top of the town and the residential settlement below communicate the harmony between nature and human intervention.

The Rocca di Dozza, also known as Rocca Sforzesca di Dozza, is a complex building with a centuries-old history, which from the time of its construction, which can be placed around the mid-thirteenth century, has undergone numerous expansion and functional adaptation interventions, attributable to three main phases, still clearly visible within the museum visit itinerary. The fortress was inhabited until 1960, when it was sold to the Municipality of Dozza, which opened it to the public as a house-museum. The Rocca museum is managed by the Dozza City of Art Foundation and since 2006 has been recognized as a "Museum of Quality" by the Emilia-Romagna Region, Institute for Cultural and Natural Artistic Heritage.

Rocca di Dozza - Rocca di Dozza photo credits: |Fondazione Dozza Città d'Arte| - Fondazione Dozza Città d'Arte