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The village of Pennabilli is set in the centre between two rocky peaks: the Roccione (formerly Penna) and the Rupe (formerly Billi), which in the 14th century had castles. Today, only on the Rupe, marked by a cross, are some ruins of the fortress, while the original settlement arose at the foot of the Roccione, later expanding over time and occupying the entire basin between the two fortifications.
Of great interest and certainly worth a visit is the museum system, which consists of: Mateureka - calculus museum, dedicated to mathematics and computer science, the Diocesan A. Bergamaschi museum which is housed in Palazzo Bocchi, the World of Tonino Guerra in the basement of the Oratory of S. Maria della Misericordia and dedicated to the writer who so loved these places, and the Sasso Simone and Simoncello Park nature museum.
In and around the historic centre, an open-air museum was developed, very peculiar, designed thanks to writer Tonino Guerra's love for this area. In the surrounding area, a pleasant excursion leads to the Romanesque parish church of Ponte Messa and themedieval village of Bascio.
Among the many events that animate the village, we highlight Artists in the Square, an international street art festival held in June and the National antiques fair in July, one of the most qualified, long-lived and important in Italy.