Castello di Montechiarugolo, Montechiarugolo

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  • Visiting Montechiarugolo deserves for the peculiarity of his castle. The castle was built at the beginning for military purposes but later converted into a residence. You can still see the grooves from which was done lower the portcullis which could be raised or lowered, or the slits where archers and Crossbowmen fired their arrows, and machicolations i.e. the proceeds between the Corbels from which you They pounce on the assailants stones, darts, or boiling water, oil or tar. These are elements that refer specifically to the defensive functions and military that the castle was at the beginning. Functions, strengthened thanks to leader Guido Torelli, first gentleman of Montechiarugolo (the Act of feoffment to date 3 October 1406), one of the best condottieri of the viscountcy (the Visconti of Milan by the end of the 14th century, for two hundred years, extend their influence from Parma until Montechiarugolo) to whom we owe the transformation of sixteenth-century hilltop fortress in the historic Bonaventure Angels qualifies as "a fortress for those times considered strong and impregnable factory ". A fortress impregnable, though built in appearance above a plain rather than on high ground (apparently because really if you look out from the beautiful loggia facing the opposite side of the country and entry, we will realize that we find ourselves more above the valley below, where the river Enza). Subsequently, starting as early as the mid-15th century, the castle was rebuilt several times at the behest of the successors of Guido Torelli, who gave the current architectural appearance with residential functions. This is demonstrated by the presence of the gallery with the shed very functional to a military Castle seen that may be particularly vulnerable to arson attacks. As for the Interior Castle is not large, has a unique inner courtyard, a few rooms to visit, only the ground floor, although all furnished and some that still retains some of the original frescoes. The upgrading of the castle is due to the fact that what was there in the 15th century was destroyed since when Farnese took possession of the Castle, stripped him of everything and for centuries was used as a storehouse of charcoal and gunpowder. The reason of the few environments visitable is because Castle is private and still used by the owners. Apart so the courtyard, some room and the beautiful view from the balcony (with the tower and battlements) there is more to visit. However the visit will ultimately prove pleasurable, cheered by the history of the castle with affability, great detail and involvement, the guide will tell you, even inserting local facts accurately within the General history of the period Finally , to listen to the legend of the fairy Bema, certainly addictive.
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  • Unfortunately it was closed and we stuck to see it only from the outside. Nice also the Centre of the village.
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  • Unfortunately the castle was closed. We were forced to see this beautiful building only from the outside. Will be back!
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