The quarry is now a concert space
Need to know: Brisighella
A few tips and insights to make planning your visit to Brisighella a little easier but as always, remember to find your personal discoveries too!
Where to stay in Brisighella on a budget: There isn’t that much accommodation in Brisigehlla given the compact size, but the family-run B&B Il Conventino offers clean and comfortable double rooms from around €50 a night in the off-season a short walk from the centre.
Where to stay in Brisighella: While much of the grander accommodation is in nearby cities, Bed&Wine offers another fantastic option nearby the medieval centre, with some great views from the terraces and the bonus of a well-stocked wine cellar.
How to get to Brisighella: Brisighella does have a rail station, although it is not as often served as Faenza, from Faenza you can opt to take a 15-minute taxi if the less regular train connection doesn’t suit you. Driving from Bologna takes around one hour, while the quickest train journey is 45-minutes.
Book your rail tickets for Italy in advance and secure savings
In general, when travelling by train in Italy and Europe, the best value fares are those booked in advance.
With a variety of high-speed and slower trains serving Italy, you can usually find the right journey at the right price. I’d suggest searching for routes and tickets on Italiarail before travelling to secure discounts.
If you are planning to travel to Italy for more than one or two trips, consider purchasing an Italiarail travel rail pass which will allow savings on extended travels.
Looking down on Brisighella
Where to eat in Brisighella: Ristorante La Grotta is impressive thanks to its location in the cave, and also on the upscale pricing level. For a more authentic and affordable experience, head to Bruschetteria Torre where you might be tempted to opt for the signature Bruschetta, but the hand made pasta with Ragu is also delicious and great value here.
Where to go after Brisighella: After exploring the delightful village of Brisighella, you are spoilt for options with plenty of places to explore in Emilia Romagna – check out my Emilia Romagna must visits here.
Accessibility in Brisighella: The village itself is quite flat, with step-free access to most of the cafes and restaurants we visited. To access the Tourism Office, there are stairs although the small team happily came out to give us advice when pointing things out. The paths between the tower and the castle are shingle and rock, and there are stairs to access the castle and up to the towers.
Cars can drive from the village up to the tower and viewing platforms. I couldn’t find any detailed information on the local tourism website regarding accessibility information, but they do have contact details here.