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Emilia Romagna: Brisighella and the "Donkeys street"

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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_4013-640x480.jpgMy friends welcome to My Own Italy to discover Italy with my personal touch!

Today's travel is to Emilia Romagna and after visiting the stunning Ravenna I suggest you to visit the beautiful village of  Brisighella.



 The origins of Brisighella back to the end of 1200, when the leader Maghinardo Pagani built on one of the three rocks of selenite, the most important stronghold of Valle del Lamone.

In the fourteenth century the Manfredi, Lords of Faenza, started the construction of a second peak of the rock, whose present form was given two hundred years later by the Venetians.


The town is situated at the bottom of three pinnacles of chalk on which rest the Rocca Manfrediana .

It dates back to the fifteenth century, and was called the Clock Tower  and the Sanctuary of Monticino of the eighteenth century.


Brisighella consists of a maze of narrow cobbled streets, of stretches of walls, and also stairs carved in plaster. 

It encloses the ancient Via del Borgo better known as the "Donkeys Street" (in italian: Via degli Asini).



 The street takes its name from the shelter that was given to the animals that carried chalk and it was covered with an elevated road illuminated by arches of different sizes.



  b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_3945-480x640.jpgBrisighella is located in the territory of "Terre di Faenza", a set of places, cities, villages, traditions and culture that best interpret the typical spirit of the people of Romagna.

The "Terre di Faenza" can be traveled in a loop that crosses Faenza, an ancient city of ceramic art, Riolo Terme, where you can enjoy hot springs that flow from the depths of the vein chalky, Casola Valsenio, known for its special herbs and fruits, and Brisighella itself.

 In short, a must-see destination for your holiday!

 Leisure me, this is my tourism!

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