Bishop’s Fortress of Bertinoro
This is the winner of a Medal.
First documented in 995, the Bishop’s Fortress belonged to the Counts of Bertinoro and other noble families during its first five centuries. It grew into a mighty fortress with reconstructions making it one of the safest defensive structures in medieval Romagna.
Motivated by increasing needs of the University Residential Centre and for pilgrims lodgings for those walking the Via Roma of the Bidente, the restoration project began in 1998. Careful analyses of architectural developments were carried out and post-war interventions removed. Architectural elements were restored, vegetation typology restored and technical and mechanical supports integrated without affecting the monument features.
“For the respectful restoration of an ancient fortress, rich in history and set in a panoramic setting, and for its adaptation to educational and residential functions”