Rocca di Riolo Terme
RIOLO TERME STRONGHOLD
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.
- Indirizzo: Piazza Ivo Mazzanti, 1
- Città: Riolo Terme (RA)
- Tel: +39 0546 77450