Imola and its surroundings: 4 places for 4 perfect photos

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A picturesque city of art in the heart of Emilia-Romagna, Imola fascinates visitors with its timeless beauty.

Located on the ancient Via Emilia, this charming town is mainly known for its racetrack, but it’s much more than a destination for motorsports enthusiasts! Imola and its environs, in fact, offer a fascinating mix of history, culture, nature and culinary delights.

To help you get to know the area better, here’s an eye-catching itinerary designed to give photography enthusiasts a rare mix of nature, architecture and, of course, motorsports.

  • Length
    24 hours
  • Interests
    Art & Culture
  • Target
  • First stop - Panoramic view of the Vena del Gesso Borgo Tossignano

    The village of Tossignano (in the municipality of Borgo Tossignano) is perched on a rocky outcrop. Climb up to the ruins of the old fortress for a breathtaking vista of the Vena del Gesso Regional Park, a unique ridge of white gypsum, recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    The rocky bastion of La Riva di San Biagio offers a stunning sight as its crystalline layers sparkle in the sun.

  • Second stop - The ‘humpback’ Alidosi Bridge Castel del Rio

    Located in Castel Del Rio, the Alidosi Bridge, also known as the Humpback Bridge, has stood on the Santerno river for over 500 years.
    The steep ascent to its crest is breathtaking, rewarding you with stunning views over the surrounding mountains and the Santerno valley.

  • Third stop - The keep of the Rocca di Imola Imola

    The panorama from the central keep of the Rocca Sforzesca (medieval-renaissance fortress) is a not-to-be-missed photo opportunity for anyone visiting Imola.

    The view is one of red terracotta roofs woven into the foliage of this verdant city. Likewise, the walkways and towers that once defended the fortress walls - which overlook the surrounding moat - offer superb opportunities for shots with a near-medieval flavour.

  • Fourth stop - The Autodromo Tower Imola

    Located on the banks of the River Santerno, the tower is a highly visible reminder that Imola is home to the Enzo and Dino Ferrari racetrack. A climb to the top of this 6-floor building offers a scenic view of the track and Imola itself: some of the most iconic moments in the track’s history have been photographed from here.

    To visit the facility, just join one of the frequently-held guided Walking Tours that include the racetrack and paddock areas.

Last update 27/12/2023

For more information

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Information offices

Tourist Information Office Borgo Tossignano
Via Rineggio 22, 22 - Borgo Tossignano (BO)

IAT Informazione Accoglienza Turistica Imola
Via Emilia, 135 - Imola (BO)
+ 39 0542 602 207 + 39 0542 602207

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