Casola Valsenio

Casola Valsenio (Romagnol: Chêsla) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ravenna in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Bologna and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Ravenna.

Casola Valsenio
Comune di Casola Valsenio
Coat of arms of Casola Valsenio
Location of Casola Valsenio
Casola Valsenio is located in Italy
Casola Valsenio
Casola Valsenio
Location of Casola Valsenio in Italy
Casola Valsenio is located in Emilia-Romagna
Casola Valsenio
Casola Valsenio
Casola Valsenio (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°13′N 11°37′E / 44.217°N 11.617°E / 44.217; 11.617
ProvinceRavenna (RA)
FrazioniBaffadi, Mercatale, Prugno, Sant'Apollinare, Valsenio, Zattaglia
 • MayorNicola Iseppi
 • Total84.42 km2 (32.59 sq mi)
195 m (640 ft)
 (30 November 2017)[2]
 • Total2,601
 • Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0546
Patron saintSt. Lucy of Syracuse
Saint day13 December
WebsiteOfficial website


The village was founded in 1216 after the destruction of the Casola castle by the troops of Faenza. Later it was a possession of the Pagani, Visconti, Manfredi, Riario families and of Cesare Borgia.

Main sightsEdit

  • Vena del Gesso Romagnola ("Romagna's Chalk Seam"), a rocky dorsal which cuts transversally the valley coming down from the Apennine Mountains.
  • Villa il Cardello: an old guesthouse of the Abbey of Valsenio (dating back to the 12th century) as well as the residence of the famous poet and writer Alfredo Oriani where he died on October 18, 1909. Today, the house - national monument - is used as a writer's house-museum; the building is owned by the Fondazione Casa di Oriani.[3]
  • Watch Tower
  • Chiesa di Sopra ("Upper Church")
  • Monte Battaglia, a mountain topped by a medieval tower
  • Abbey of Valsenio


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Oriani, Fondazione Casa di. "Fondazione Casa di Oriani". Retrieved 2018-09-20.

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