Castello di Canossa, Canossa

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  • Canossa is a small farming town in the municipality of Ciano d'enza approximately 500 meters in Colli emiliano, dominated by a rock of about 600 meters on which are the ruins of the castle of Canossa built around 940 by Attoni. The castle is famous for the Act of submission that had to fulfill the Emperor Henry IV, forced to wait outside the walls the forgiveness of Pope Gregory VII had excommunicated him during the investiture controversy (1077). In fact, it's still our time and also in other European countries (France and Germany) there is a figurative phrase "Go to Canossa" means: make an act of submission, may retract.
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  • It is true that the famous castle ruins remain, but the fascination that conveys is truly unique Here was written the story of forgiveness between Church and Empire, between Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII, with vital intermediation of Countess Matilda of Canossa 360 degrees overlooking the breathtaking scenery characteristic gullies, in the castello di Rossana e la torre di Rossenella Over the top of a small national museum with medieval finds a day well spent and proven by the approximately 25,000 annual attendance recommended step before getting to the castle the tourist center "walk to Canossa" site 100 metres before the ticket office
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  • The story has taken steps to raise awareness of Canossa through his powerful and famous Methuen & co Matilde; It is nice to now turn to the green hills with castles in plain view, and think of so many centuries ago; the guided tour of the Museum of the castle of Canossa helps us to learn more.
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