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Rocchetta Mattei

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Rocchetta Mattei guided tour
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The astonishing castle Rocchetta Mattei is a hidden jewel of the Appenines sitting on a scenic hilltop between Bologna and Florence. With its labyrinth of interconnected rooms, courtyards, passages, stairways, and towers and a unique mixture of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
SP62 Riola _ Savignano, 40030 Grizzana Morandi, Italy
+39 051 673 0311
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a strange place Cesare Mattei built! It's a really bizarre palace combining myriad architectural styles and featuring symbolism from all sorts of religions and legends and myths. Mattei was a pretty peculiar man with some odd beliefs. I'm not sure how many of the...More

Thank Christina W
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Rochetta Mattei is very much worth a visit. The architecture is... strange, but the story behind it is very interesting. The tour (in English for us non-Italians) was very informative and entertaining.

Thank Marco V
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Rocchetta Mattei is well worth a visit. I'd recommend a detour, in case you were passing by. Also, it might be worth scheduling a day trip or a weekend in the area specifically to go and visit this unique castle-like mansion (there are also many...More

1  Thank Vkt_01
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Just a beauty - it's full of symbols, ornaments, mauretian architecture and amazing stories. Guided tour suffered a bit from being Italian only but I also failed to do research on whether and when there are English tours. Whether you understand some of the tour...More

Thank bscharin
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Astonishing castle. It is built according to multiple styles, in particular there are numerous elements of Arab architecture. The guides are young and really competent. It is a real surprise located in the countryside. Absolutely a must see!

Thank EmanueleA671
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The castle is fantastic, so many interesting details, the place is full of mystery. The guide we had was excellent (Elena) and made the visit even more attractive. It is a lovely place to go before it becomes more popular.

Thank Cecilia C
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Esotheric beauty, full of mistero which Will fasciate you! I've been for the night visit which was great experience. The guide Ermenegildo made the experience even better. The Castle reserves manu secrets and interesting signs and stories behind. Is not a simple Castle and the...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This castle was built in 10th century by Dr. Mattei, a very strange doctor: he was interested and expert in alternative medicine as well in occultism so the castle is full of symbols related to different religions and to Freemasonry. He thought that creating a...More

Thank 320claudiof
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Currently we had tried to book online 3 times to no avail. No confirmation and nobody answering calls. We went up on the off chance and nobody spoke English which was not an issue other than the option to look around ourselves we had to...More

Thank tranquil41
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Had som friends visiting and we were looking for something special to sow them and we found this at a very short distance from our home city. I see a previous comment "stunning hidden secret" three words which perfectly define this place. Th whole place...More

1  Thank harry1249
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