|Comune di Brisighella|
Panorama of Brisighella
|Province / Metropolitan city||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|
|• Mayor||Davide Missiroli|
|• Total||194.3 km2 (75.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||115 m (377 ft)|
|Population (30 June 2011)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
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, was 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.
- 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.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat
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