We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Back to the past

Put a nice comfortable shoes and get ready to back in time to the golden age of lombardia palazo... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Chlef, Algeria
via mobile
beautiful castle

Unfortunately we only got to see it from the outside since it was closed. There's parking right... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Rijeka, Croatia
Read all 281 reviews
All photos (185)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“castle”(7 reviews)
“rocca”(4 reviews)
“cafe”(3 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Piazzale Giovanni Dalle Bande Nere, 40026, Imola, Italy
+39 0542 602609
Improve This Listing
Reviews (281)
Filter reviews
23 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews castle rocca cafe history defense attractions note age knights weekends nature saturday environment museum
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Put a nice comfortable shoes and get ready to back in time to the golden age of lombardia palazo sforza is the witness of that great era where religion money and politics were inseparable. Get up in the morning to avoid the long waiting line...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bensadaa
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Unfortunately we only got to see it from the outside since it was closed. There's parking right next to it and a small cafe. it's quite near the city center as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TanjaD
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Impressive fortress near to centre of Imola, large free car park on opposite side of main road. Good views well laid out parkland , nice bar cafe outside .

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank HildaA464
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Beautiful, lite up, lots of people milling around relaxing, enjoying the music and drinks at the cafe next to the castle.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 74-Ginger
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This place is a must if you are visiting Imola. Note: check out opening times via their website. I visited on a Saturday and opening times are 3pm to 7pm. €3 entrance fee then you are free to wander and soak up the history of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank simon c
Reviewed 24 October 2017

A very well preseved medival fortress with many history; a top tourist attraction , if you like medieval things, the defence system, the knights armours; the castle and museum is opening to the public on weekends; all day, for very nice walks around, for a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Imola is a very good environment to visit. the old city centre, the churches, the fortress and race track with museum,

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Erik-John K
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This place is magical, i have been there in the end of november , if you like history, knights or medieval things, you should go there and visit. Is massive , imponenet and really good looking! There is a weapon and armor museum inside, time...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Michele B
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

La Rocca Sforzesca is gigantic in the middle of a small city like Imola. Quite impressive. It is nice to walk around and enjoy. In front you have a place to have l'aperitivo or a late night drink and admire La Rocca.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank fullbella14
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful medieval castle. Very imposing and it appeared out-of "nothing" when walking towards it from town. But then a huge disappointed, it is Olympic open after 13.00 h in the weekend. This of course is ridiculous in August.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank LodewijkXX
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Hotel Zio Imola
139 reviews
.34 km away
Hotel Donatello Imola
585 reviews
1.79 km away
Hotel Olimpia
349 reviews
2.05 km away
Hotel il Maglio
213 reviews
2.56 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 219 nearby restaurants
San Domenico
1,026 reviews
.49 km away
Osteria del Teatro
776 reviews
.27 km away
Officina Sapori
214 reviews
.45 km away
Osteria Da Noi
232 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 71 nearby attractions
Bim Biblioteca comunale di Imola
56 reviews
.36 km away
Palazzo Tozzoni
40 reviews
.44 km away
Farmacia dell'Ospedale
25 reviews
.47 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rocca Sforzesca staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines