Brisighella

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Brisighella
Comune
Comune di Brisighella
Panorama of Brisighella
Panorama of Brisighella
Coat of arms of Brisighella
Coat of arms
Brisighella is located in Italy
Brisighella
Brisighella
Location of Brisighella in Italy
Coordinates: 44°13′N 11°46′E / 44.217°N 11.767°E / 44.217; 11.767
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Ravenna (RA)
Frazioni Boesimo, Casale, Castellina, Croce Daniele, Fognano, Fornazzano, La Strada, Marzeno, Monteromano, Pietramora, Purocielo, Rontana, San Cassiano, San Martino in Gattara, Urbiano, Villa San Giorgio in Vezzano, Zattaglia
Government
 • Mayor Davide Missiroli
Area
 • Total 194.3 km2 (75.0 sq mi)
Elevation 115 m (377 ft)
Population (30 June 2011)[1]
 • Total 7,809
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym Brisighellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48013
Dialing code 0546
Website Official website

Brisighella is a comune (municipality) in the province of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Brisighella borders the following municipalities: Casola Valsenio, Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole, Faenza, Forlì, Marradi, Modigliana, Palazzuolo sul Senio, Riolo Terme. It originates from a rocca castle ordered by Maghinardo Pagani and later expanded by Francesco Manfredi, lord of Faenza.

It is the birthplace of Dino Monduzzi (1922–2006), a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

The final part of the novel The Gadfly by Ethel Lilian Voynich (1897) is set in Brisighella. This historical novel, now neglected in England or in the USA, almost unknown in Italy, became very popular in the second half of the 20th century, on the basis of a Marxist reconsideration of its plot, in the USSR, Communist countries in Eastern Europe, Mao Zedong's China, etc.

Main sights[edit]

  • Via del Borgo or Via degli Asini ("Donkeys' Road"), an elevated road mostly covered by arches of different types.
  • Church of the Osservanza (1520). Its interior houses a Madonna with Child and Saints painted by Marco Palmezzano
  • Pieve (rural church) of S. Giovanni in Ottavo (11th century)
  • Rocca (castle), built in 1228. It has several cylindrical towers, the tallest of which was added in 1503.
  • Sanctuary of Monticino (18th century)
  • Torre dell'Orologio ("Clock Tower"), rebuilt in the 19th century above a pre-existing defensive structure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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