DOZZA - wall art in an evocative medieval hamlet
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3 HOUR TOUR
The medieval village of Dozza, one of the hundred "Most beautiful villages in Italy", is a little jewel in the hills of Imola.
To discover it, we will walk together in its picturesque historical center, a real open-air museum: since the 1960s this is the set of the "Biennale del Muro dipinto", and the facades of the houses are enriched by frescoes and reliefs made by artists from all around the world. The wall paintings are closely related to the history, the traditions and the architecture of the village, and this has made Dozza a unique place where there is a close relationship not only between the works and places for which they were thought but also among the artists and the inhabitants of those painted houses.
We will enter the Church of S. Maria Assunta: this interesting church preserves in its interior a painting made in 1492 by the important artist Marco Palmezzano.
There is Rocca Sforzesca, a fortress built at the highest point of the village. From the underground prisons to the high bastions, through the beautiful rooms with vintage furniture, we will discover the adventures of medieval knights, the battles that have taken place here and the intriguing stories of the Campeggi-Malvezzi counts who lived here.
The tour will end with an enjoyable visit to the basement of the Rocca, where the Enoteca Regionale is located, which exhibits and sells over 1000 selected wines in addition to jams, cookies, and typical liqueurs. On request, it is possible to organize a tasting with a professional sommelier (not included in the guided tour cost).