This room is red, like the temperament of the Brigante after whom it was named. It looks out on the vineyard and, in the distance, the Montebello fortress.
The Brigante, also known as the Passatore, was a man called Stefano Pelloni, a legendary figure in the Val Marecchia. Romagna’s own Robin Hood, he roamed the valleys in the XIX century where he helped and repaid farm workers and peasants who harboured him in their homes as he fled from the Austrians or Papal soldiers. Pascoli celebrated him as the Courteous Passator (traveller), king of the road and king of the forest and Garibaldi celebrated him as a courageous Italian who challenged the authorities in times of fear.