Little Fortress

The Fortress, after restoration work, is now part of A.I.G. (International Youth Hostels Association).

Address and contacts

Corso Cavour, 19 - 42015 Correggio (RE)
+39 0522 630711 - Municipality of Correggio
+39 0522 632361; +39 333 6133488 - Reception Hostel

Opening times

The visit is possible by contacting the reception open every day from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 17.00 to 19.00.
The internal courtyard and the external architecture can always be visited during opening hours.

How to get there

See the indication to reach Correggio

Historical notes

La Rocchetta (first used as a Carabinieri barracks and then as a district prison), after the restoration work it was included in the international network of Youth Hostels (A.I.G.).
With the construction of the façade, of clear neoclassical origin for proportions and symmetries, it was decided to give back to the building architectural and functional dignity respecting both the need for a connection of the historical center to the railway, and resuming the style of the buildings that already overlooked Corso Cavour.
Initially it became the headquarters of the Royal Carabinieri Barracks; subsequently district jail, with housing of the prison guard and guardian. function carried out until the early twentieth century.

The hostel has 25 beds, with 3 and 4 beds rooms, a large room with 8 beds and a family room, with attached services.
On the ground floor reception and infirmary services with related services have been obtained; on the mezzanine floor there are collective bathrooms and showers; while on the first floor more private apartments have been created with private bathrooms.
The entrance to the Hostel takes place through the original portal of the nineteenth-century façade, while for the remaining side facades with exposed walls, work was carried out by cleaning and structural restoration, highlighting the parts of medieval walls from those of the last massive intervention at the end Nineteenth century.