To discover it, we will walk together in its picturesque historical center, a real open-air museum: since the 1960s this is the set of the “Biennale del Muro dipinto”, and the facades of the houses are enriched by frescoes and reliefs made by artists from all around the world. The wall paintings are closely related to the history, the traditions and the architecture of the village, and this has made Dozza a unique place where there is a close relationship not only between the works and places for which they were thought but also among the artists and the inhabitants of those painted houses.
We will enter the Church of S. Maria Assunta: this interesting church preserves in its interior a painting made in 1492 by the important artist Marco Palmezzano.
We will reach the Rocca Sforzesca, a fortress built at the highest point of the village. From the underground prisons to the high bastions, through the beautiful rooms with vintage furniture, we will discover the adventures of medieval knights, the battles that have taken place here and the intriguing stories of the Campeggi-Malvezzi counts who lived here.
The tour will end with an enjoyable visit to the basement of the Rocca, where the Enoteca Regionale is located, which exhibits and sells over 1000 selected wines in addition to jams, cookies, and typical liqueurs. On request, it is possible to organize a tasting with a professional sommelier (not included in the guided tour cost).
The visiting order of the monuments is not the one listed above and is adjusted according to the needs of visitors. We do not assume responsibility for ticket increases or changes of monuments opening hours that may occur during the year.
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Where can I park?
For both cars and coaches, the recommended parking is located in Via Don Minzoni, a few steps from the castle. It is free of charge.
Where do I meet the guide?
If you are already in the city center the guide can meet you in in front of the Castle or at a restaurant. If you arrive directly for the guided tour then the guide can pick you up in the parking.
Can mobility impaired people enter everywhere?
The Rocca Sforzesca, as well as the Enoteca inside it, at the moment are not accessible for the disabled people but they are doing some works to allow access for everyone to some areas.
There will be entry fees for the monuments?
Yes, € 5.00 for the Rocca Sforzesca- € 4.00 for groups over 20 people – € 3.00 for students – € 1.00 for school groups – free under 18 and disabled.
Is it necessary to book the entrance at the monuments?
Groups that wish to visit the Rocca on Monday can book the extraordinary opening. For the other days the reservation is not required.
Is it possible to pay the tickets in advance or with credit card?
Yes, you can pay in advance by bank transfer or at the moment by credit card.
Where are the tourist information offices?
The proloco is in Piazza Zotti, close to the Town Hall. The Dozza Città d’arte foundation is located inside the Rocca.
Are there public toilets?
Yes, there are public toilets close to the Rocca. Otherwise there are free toilets inside the castle but accessible only to those who visit it.