Provincia di Bologna

Museum of the Fortress


The Fortress was built in the 13th century as a fortified building for military purposes.

In the 16th century, however, it was transformed into a noble residence by the Malvezzi-Campeggi family.

The visit to the museum starts on the first floor, where a number of rooms and the main hall house several paintings.

The fortress also features the so-called "razor well" (lined with sharp metal projections), a kitchen, prisons, towers, patrol trenches and an internal courtyard with two rows of columns.

In the fortress furnishings dating back from the 15th to the 19th centuries can be found.

Guided visits to the museum are available on reservation. 
The fortress also houses a bookshop selling cards, posters, books and catalogues.


Address: P.le della Rocca, 1 - 40060 Dozza (BO)


Standard / Winter time: Monday-Saturday 10.00 -13.00 and 14.00-18.00; Sunday and holidays 10.00 - 19.30;
Daylight saving time / Summer time:  Monday-Saturday 10.00 -13.00 and 14.00 - 19.00;  Sunday and holidays 10.00 - 19.30;
Closing day: No
Opening periods: Open all year round. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's morning.
Entrance fee: Euro 5.00
Reduced rates: Reduced groups Euro 4.00 (over 20 units); reduced members of FAI and Italian Touring Club Euro 4.00; reduced students € 3.00; reduced school groups Euro 1.00
Free: under 18, residents of the Municipality of Dozza, Card Musei Metropolitani di Bologna, students in humanistic studies, disabled people.

How to get there

 How to get to Dozza.


The museum is inside the Fortress.

Info on the tourist location

Tel.: +39 0542 678240


Email:    Website:  

Last update: 12-11-2021

Edited by Area Imolese