Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, Fontanellato

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Castle Tourist Spot
Begun in the 13th century and mostly completed by the 15th, Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato was home of the descendants of the Count of Sanvitale until the 1930s. Now a museum, it also houses an optical chamber that uses mirrors and prisms to project a view of the town onto a wall. Traverse the moat to enter the fortress, which is furnished with furniture and paintings that span the 16th to 18th centuries. The castle-like building also houses a great masterpiece of the Italian Mannerist artist Parmigianino, a room painted with a depiction of the myth of Diana and Actaeon. Plan to see Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato and other attractions that appeal to you using our Fontanellato vacation trip planner.
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  • A beautiful small city where every 3rd week of the months is an antic furinure market. Approx 170 places are rented around the castle where you can find diff type of old antic items. Parking is free 2...  more »
  • It is a beautiful castle with a moat with water. It is run by the local government. If you don't speak Italian, it is very difficult to follow along with the printout provided. As the tour guide does ...  more »
  • Beautiful ! Lovely little village, fairy tale style, lovely castle, good guide, lovely lunch after! Highly recommended!  more »