Emilia Romagna Castles

Rocca di Forlimpopoli

    The Fortress of Forlimpopoli was built by Cardinal Egidio Carrilla de Albornoz in the second half of the 14th century. It is one of the many monuments that can be visited, with prior booking, in the city that gave birth to the celebrated gastronome Pellegrino Artusi, author of the manual "La Scienza in cucina e l'Arte di mangiar bene" (Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well). The
Rocca, one of the best preserved in the land of Romagna, dominates the historic town centre and the main square named after Giuseppe Garibaldi with its
imposing bulk. It has a quadrangular plan with mighty round towers and is surrounded, on the eastern and southern sides, by a moat. It houses the Municipality of Forlimpopoli, the 'Giuseppe Verdi' Cinema-Theatre - the scene of the feat of the 'Passatore' band on the night of 25 January 1851 - and, on the ground floor, the 'Tobia Aldini' Civic Archaeological Museum, which houses artefacts from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Roman era and the Renaissance period.

Rocca di Forlimpopoli - Torrione della Rocca di Forlimpopoli photo credits: |Gian Paolo Senni| - Comune di Forlimpopoli