The University Center in Bertinoro
Centre is located in three large historycal and monumental
buildings not far from one another, forming a united complex
on the top of the built up area of the ancient town, in a
quiet and hospitable place, which is also particularly pleasant
The Centre is especially suitable for residential training
courses, seminars, workshops and conventions and it can be
used for University initiatives as well as any qualified initiative
of a cultural nature, be it private or public.
A partnership formed on purpose by Bologna and Romagna University,
the local Institutions and Bertinoro Council is in a charge
of the Centre.
The Center secretary's office, some lecturehalls and a lounge
area leading to some wide terraces with a panoramic view were
made out of the Ravelin (the Fortress's outpost). After the recent
restorations it is possible to go into the Fortress directly from
the Ravelin through the ancient communication trench which once
connected the counts' residence to their military garrison.
The building of the Fortress, carried out by the Counts of Bertinoro,
dates back to the first decades of the tenth century. Thanks to
its privileged position it was one of the most feared defensive
works and a safe shelter from enemy attacks.
The ancient castle was well elimited by the line of Ghibelline
battelments which are visible again after the recent restorations.
At the time four high towers interrupted the line on the four
Some halls of the "piano nobile" are ornamented with
important frescoes, most of them of the sixteenth century but
also of the fifteenth and seventeenth century. Some frescoes were
discovered during the restorations.
On the ground floor and in the national and international institutions
which have their offices at the University Center: the Agreement
called "Mediterraneum" among the Universities of Jerusalem,
Ankara, Tessaloniki, Bologna, Heidelberg, Tunis, the Gregoriana
University, the Antoniano University, and the Italian Association
of the University Chairs of Religious Science.
The Guestrooms are situated on the first and second floor of the
former episcopal seminar, in a spacious and comfortable place.
Next to the Guestrooms and directly connected tho them there is
a restaurant (self service or bouffet) with a capacity of 110
which is open when courses and meetings take place at the Fortress.
On request the restaurant can also supply complete meals.
Accommodation in Bologna
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