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Out from home

Touch of history


It is a small monastery of Mordano, Italy was built more 1000 years ago by  the Benedictine monks in honor of St. Anastasio. It was mentioned in documents of Pope Eugene III in 1145. In January 1177 Frederick I Barbarossa  visited this place. Then Benedictine left it, probably because of frequent floods. In 1478 Franciscans rebuilt the complex, but it is not used as a monastery. It was the propriety of Catherine Sforza, then the church. From 1635 by the order of Pope Innocent X, there remained only the Church of St. Frančisko, which courted one priest. Now it’s closed.

The provincial library


It is a library of my small city.In the year 1860 the priest Don Giuseppe Benedetti gives Budrio, Italy about 12600 books and founded the public library. The townspeoples give library paintings, ceramics and even toys. There is the room for children.

The library is located in the Villa 18 century. Nice place.


“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.”–Harold Kushner


Imola, the Sforza Castle


Rocca Sforzesca (Sforza Castle),rebuilt under the reign of Girolamo Riario and Caterina Sforza (1463 – 28 May 1509). Leonardo da Vinci  by order of Cesare Borgia (in 1502) made a project to strengthen the fortress. In 1504 Imola submitted to Pope Julius II and became the property of the Church. From 1524 to 1958 the Rocca became a prison.  Now it is a place of the Museum and cultural events.