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  • Rocchetta Mattei

    (castles, towers, bell towers a Grizzana Morandi)
    Rocchetta Mattei

    Contact: Comune Grizzana Morandi +39.051.6730017
    Rocchetta di Riola BO  
    Hours: until October 16, the opening is on Saturday and Sunday 9:30 to 13:00 / 15:00 to 19:00. From 22 October: continued hours from 10 to 15. Visits with reservations required on  site
    Weekday open hours: Secretariat open from 15 to 18 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, phone +39 051 916 845
    Full price: 10 Euro
    Reduced price: 7 Euro for holders of the Card of the museums, Euro 5 from 6 to 12 years
    Admission free: from 0 to 5 years free

    The Rocchetta Mattei is a fortress located in the municipality of Grizzana Morandi, along the state road n.  64 (Porrettana).
    Built in the second half of the nineteenth century, on the ruins of an ancient manor house dating back to 1200, it mixes different styles, from medieval to Moorish.

    During World War II German troops damaged the interior of the building, so that, on completion of the conflict, the last heir, Iris Boriani, failing to sell the Rocchetta, offers it for free to the City of Bologna that does not accept the donation.

    In 1959 the Rocchetta was purchased by Primo Stefanelli that turns one of the smaller buildings, previously used as a hunting lodge, in a cozy hotel with a restaurant, from which access to the adjacent shady park, a true oasis of quiet and serenity. Stefanelli aims to repair the damage to restore the castle to its original condition, to make it a tourist destination of great interest.

    In 1989, Stefanelli dies and the situation worsened: for various problems the Rocchetta was closed to the public.

    In 2005, the Fondazione della Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna officially announced the acquisition of the Rocchetta Mattei.

    In 2015 the restoration work is completed, and the Rocchetta Mattei from August 9 is reopened to the public

  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 22/07/23     (NewsID: 5015054)
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