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Culture of Imola. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

La Rocca Sforzesca di Imola (XIII secolo) Imola is a modest provincial city that, nevertheless, has some priceless architectural landmarks. The city is also famous for its natural places of interest, so vacationers can easily diversify their vacations in order to make them customized and exciting. Rocca Sforzesca di Imola Castle is the main landmark and the timeless symbol of the city. The gorgeous building is located near the central square. The construction of the castle started yet in 1332. Before that, an ancient fort was located on the site. Gian Galeazzo Sforza, a prominent military leader of that time, was controlling the building process, so the castle was named after him.
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Numerous ambushes and military actions couldn’t destroy Rocca Sforzesca di Imola Castle, so it has survived until the modern time and has kept its original look. At the beginning of the 20th century, the castle was transformed into a prison. Nowadays, the castle hosts the exhibition of the museum of history. Guests of the city should definitely not forget to visit Chiesa di San Domenico. This beautiful religious landmark was built in the middle of the 15th century. It is doubtlessly an authentic example of the Gothic style. While exploring the inner premises of the church, visitors can see an ancient portal that has been the main decoration of the church since its building.
San Casciano is considered the oldest building in the city. The construction of this landmark was finished at the beginning of the 11th century. During its long history, the church was rebuilt several times, but it still has managed to retain its original look. There is one more fabulous building not far from the church – an ancient library. The library was also converted into a museum that now mostly exhibits old books and manuscripts. Some artifacts are unique, and the age of some books is several centuries. Copyright
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Connoisseurs of paintings will find it very interesting to see one more notable architectural landmark, Palazzo Tozzoni. This gorgeous building, which dates back to the middle of the 18th century, now hosts an exhibition of the Art Museum. This fact makes the landmark even more interesting. Finally, it would be a mistake not to mention the famous race track that is often used for Formula 1 competitions. The important sports event always attracts many travelers to the city. Besides the internationally famous landmark, there are many interesting places to explore in Imola neighborhoods.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Imola and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Imola and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Imola
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Re Enzo' Bologna, 32.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo dei Diamanti' Ferrara, 55.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Medici' , 73.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Borghese' , 73.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Strozzi' , 73.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Vecchio' , 73.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Rucellai' , 73.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Imola
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo, Faenza, 16.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica della Madonna del Molino, Lugo, 17.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Croce, Forlì, 30.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Mercuriale, Forlì, 30.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Pellegrino Laziosi, Forlì, 30.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria dei Servi, Bologna, 31.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Stefano, Bologna, 32.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Imola and near


From the series “The Most Fantastic Amusement Parks in the World”
The unique Lasershows, the romantic ice theater and the grand pyrotechnic shows - the entertainment program of Mirabilandia is very extensive and worth seeing for all guests. The show of the Autostuntmen is considered exclusive and is attended by thousands of spectators. The landscape of the park is beautiful, on its territory are three dams surrounded by the magnificent green plantings. Tourists visiting the park in summer can relax on one of the two comfortable beaches. … Read further

Basilica of San Vitale

From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
The consecration of the basilica took place in 548. It was decorated with unique mosaics in the same period. Even a layman in the field of art can notice that the mosaics are made in different styles looking at them today. This is because different masters worked on their creations. The basilica has many new architectural elements for hundreds of years of existence. The new bell tower was built in the 13th century. The first large-scale reconstruction of the temple took place in the 16th century. … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Imola map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Imola

Culture guide to Imola. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Imola: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Imola. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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