Castle of Shadows

Evening openings Medieval Fortress of Castrocaro

Guided tours at night to discover the Medieval Fortress of Castrocaro and the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Murate, extraordinarily open, organised by Chiara Macherozzi, Tourist Guide of the Emilia-Romagna Region and the ProLoco of Castrocaro Terme, on the evenings of Friday 25 August, 1 and 8 September 2023.

Take a seat in the 'cool' Belvedere of the Fortezza, caressed by the wind of the Tuscan-Romagna Apennine ridge:
Here you will hear the History of the Montone Valley, also known as 'dell'Aquacheta', sung and travelled by Dante, above which stands, imposing, the thousand-year-old Manor House.

Accompanied by period melodies and under a marvellous starry sky, you will discover the evocative Corte Interna, which houses the Church of Santa Barbara, the centuries-old Olive Tree, the Well and ancient grottoes, and then climb - passing through the narrow niches of the Secrete and Tormenti - to the top of the Tower, from where you can admire another spectacular panorama.

Amidst stories of bloodshed and espionage, legends of witches and ghosts, you will enter the Fortress, which houses a rich Museum, and descend into the evocative stone dungeons, carved into the Sasso Spungone...

Finally, the Doors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Murate, a real jewel enclosed in the Murata and guarded by two Doors, will be exceptionally open:
Postierla and San Giovanni.

Throughout the evening, the Enoteca della Fortezza will be open to offer refreshments.

Full details

  • Meeting point: 20:45
  • Start of the tour: 21:00


  • approximately two and a half hours

Price per person:

  • 15 euros for adults
  • students and high school students 10 euros
  • 8 children aged 11 to 13

Reservation required:
Be sure to contact us via
WhatsApp to 349-8087330 at least 2 days before the chosen date.

Tours will only be carried out if the required minimum number of bookings received in time has been reached.

It will also be held in the event of bad weather.