Welcome to Brisighella
Romagna's storybook medieval village is cinematically set on the slopes of the Tosco-Romagna Apennines mountains, cradled by pastoral green hills peppered with vineyards and olive plantations. Founded in the 12th century, Brisighella is defined by its trio of iconic hilltop structures: La Rocca (The Rock), La Torre (The Tower) and Il Monticino (The Monticino), the three of which overlook the sunset-hued rooftops of one of Italy's most picturesque villages. In town, one of the country's unique sights: a wonderfully photogenic 700-year-old walkway that evolved from the town's first defensive wall into a commercial thoroughfare used mostly by cart-wielding donkeys – hence its name, the Via degli Assini (Donkey's Street).
Today, Brisighella is best known for its award-winning olive oils which, of course, go down mighty fine alongside the local cuisine, during a scenic weekend getaway in a village not yet overrun by international tourism.