Rocca Viscontea di Castell'Arquato, Castell'Arquato

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  • August 18, 2017
    I was there with my son 6 years old the day of August. I found very interesting to visit the Tower, with the plans different representations and explanations on what you were doing at the time. Reading some reviews in which they spoke of dangers on the way up, honestly I didn't find any of it. Recommended, great view.
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  • August 18, 2017
    ... the whole village is gorgeous with its town hall walled towers, Romanesque church and a wonderful fresco. The only flaw is the entrance ticket to the Viscounty, too high for what you got.
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  • August 9, 2017
    beautiful rocca from fasti lived suited to contemplation of old battles. inserted like a gem in the beautiful medieval village
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  • Entrance for tower is 5€. Place is beautiful!
  • Really nice post. Pleasant to walk. Medieval village intact. Better to buy a combined ticket for access to various museums. Excellent cuisine. Recommended
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  • Really nice village. Pleasant walk along the trail. Useful buying ticket to gain access to all the museums. The village is intact and without the presence of cars, with people dressed in theme, is a throwback. Highly recommended
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  • Gorgeous Visconti Fortress in the village of Castell'Arquato is a Catell'Arquato art village of rare beauty pervaded the atmosphere of another era. Has low brick row houses and cobbled narrow streets that lead to the top of the Hill, where the large monumental square that looks amazing find in a place like this, in this Arda which fades from one side to the via Emilia and the Po Valley, the other towards the hills of Vernasca (and the Apennines) with the village-jewel di Vigoleno. The monumental part is very rich. La rocca Viscontea, commissioned by the city of Piacenza and erected by Luchino Visconti between 1342 and 1349, is one of the most remarkable military factories in Northern Italy. Has an L shape with the belt less than walls overlooking the square. In addition to the exterior walls remain today the four defensive towers, of which only the Eastern one is intact. Out of the entire complex dominates the bulk of Dungeon, it's worth the climb for the beautiful landscape and the medieval Museum that is set up. In the square there remains fascinated from the apse of the collegiate group, one of the oldest churches in the territory, which already existed in 756 with baptismal parish, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1117 and consecrated in 1122. The stone baptismal font dates back to the 7th-8th century, while the splayed doorway, carved lintel and bezel are from the 12th century. On the left side of the Church porch runs three-fifteenth-century said "Heaven" because it houses the graves of famous people. The most fascinating is the volumetric game of four apses versus gable roof of the Church and the square bell tower. The 1292 is the palazzo del Podestà, built on the north side of the square. The most ancient is the rectangular Tower, which from the fifteenth successive bodies have been added, such as the Loggia dei Notari. Gives harmony to the mole of the façade the external staircase with railing in the 15th century. Particular is the pentagonal tower, already present in the original project. This combination and stratification of sti does not detract from the charm of the building. See, also, in the District of Monteguzzo il Torrione Farnese, built around 1530 and unfinished, it seems, for the death of the Duke Bosio Sforza. Built entirely in brick, was part of the defensive system of the village with military functions, though overall has a certain grace that makes it attractive and mysterious, because of the secret passages that you dream about. Secret passages that were to lead in open countryside or at palazzo del Duca, name that takes in the seventeenth century the courthouse built in 1292. The same period the fountain of Duke, still in operation and until the last century used as a public washhouse. The XVI century is the Hospital of Santo Spirito, which houses the geological Museum. Not far from the Museum dedicated to Puccini's librettist Illica, was born and lived here. The sturdy walls built in 1342 by Duke Azzo Visconti today remain only two of the four primitive gateways, a much modified in the 17th century, the other-the stone gate-native to the Visconti era. Now we have to get lost in the weave of alleys and streets that make it so enjoyable stroll through Castell'Arquato.
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  • Beautiful Rocca Viscontea well maintained. From the top of the tower you can enjoy a beautiful view of the plain and the surrounding hills
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