0546.81166 (Pro-loco); 0546.994419 (Ufficio Turistico Comunale)
by car: A14 Rimini Sud - Faenza, 63km, then Statale 302 for Florence, 12km.
by train: Rimini - Faenza (Tel: 0546-21790) then Faenza - Brisighella with a pleasant ride through the woods along the line that leads to Florence.
Medieval atmospheres and enchantments along the Via degli Asini.
Additional notes: Local cuisine:
Brisighella is 115m above sea level.
Three peaks rise out of the selenite rock: on one peak there is the Clock Tower, on another the fortress and on the third a Marian Sanctuary.
The village is very characteristic with curious constructions such as the Via degli Asini, a street with a raised arcade where mule caravans once passed on their way to the chalk pits.
Visitors can taste examples of medieval cuisine, including zuppa di farro, baked peacock and wild boar.
Also quite unique is Minestra ripiena alla Brisighella, filled pasta squares cooked in broth.
Tagliatelle with hare sauce, tortelloni with truffles (the small marzuoli variety), ham, salami and other salted meats, as well as cheese all contribute to an interesting and flavourful cuisine.Wines:
In the area there are excellent producers who offer the classic spectrum of wines from Romagna, both red and white.
In addition there is Ciliegiolo, a type of grape that is well known in nearby Tuscany but highly appreciated in this area as well.
It has a fruity aroma of wild berries and cherries and it is smooth and pleasing.Purchases and souvenirs:
The area is rich with various types of crafts and one can find traditional faience ceramics, classic and antique embroidery, wrought iron, wood sculptures, and even shoemakers who still produce antique styles.The environs:
On the mountains that dominate the village visitors will find the Carnè Nature Reserve and the Tonaccia Cave in Romagna's Chalk Vein, from which many precious remains of neolithic settlements have been recuperated.
Along the road to Marradi is the Romanesque parish church of San Giovanni in Ottavo, or del Tho, from the 11th century, which got its name because of its location on the eighth mile of the ancient Roman centuriazione.
At Riolo Terme, in the 14th century fortress, an original Wine and Gastronomy Museum has very recently been inaugurated (Tel: 0546-71025).