Dozza and Sovana: The Medieval Gems Hidden in the Italian Countryside

Oct 21, 2022 258

Just south of Bologna, the capital of Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, lies a dreamy medieval village called Dozza. It’s one of the “Borghi piu belli d’Italia”, an association of the best-preserved and most beautiful Italian villages, yet it’s totally off the radar for most travelers. But it’s without a doubt a hidden gem!

Located around 45 minutes from Bologna, Dozza is a 12th-century medieval village, well-known locally for its art-filled walls. There is a painted wall festival that takes place every two years where artists assemble to create new permanent murals on the walls here.

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