Casola Valsenio

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Casola Valsenio
Comune di Casola Valsenio
Coat of arms of Casola Valsenio
Coat of arms
Casola Valsenio is located in Italy
Casola Valsenio
Casola Valsenio
Location of Casola Valsenio in Italy
Coordinates: 44°13′N 11°37′E / 44.217°N 11.617°E / 44.217; 11.617
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Ravenna (RA)
Frazioni Baffadi, Mercatale, Prugno, Sant'Apollinare, Valsenio, Zattaglia
 • Mayor Nicola Iseppi
 • Total 84.4 km2 (32.6 sq mi)
Elevation 195 m (640 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,764
 • Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Casolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48010
Dialing code 0546
Patron saint St. Lucy of Syracuse
Saint day 13 December
Website Official website

Casola Valsenio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ravenna in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Bologna and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Ravenna.


The village was founded in 1216 after the destruction of the Casola castle by the troops of Faenza. Later it was a possession of the Pagani, Visconti, Manfredi, Riario families and of Cesare Borgia.

Main sights[edit]

  • Vena del Gesso Romagnola ("Romagna's Chalk Seam"), a rocky dorsal which cuts transversally the valley coming down from the Apennine Mountains.
  • Villa il Cardello
  • Watch Tower
  • Chiesa di Sopra ("Upper Church")
  • Monte Battaglia, a mountain topped by a medieval tower
  • Abbey of Valsenio


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