Location

Municipality of Montechiarugolo, 16 km from Parma

Opening period

From March to November

Description

Montechiarugolo Castle was built by Guido Torelli in the fifteenth century, juts over Enza stream, on the ruins of a prior village: it is an important example of both fortified architecture and noble manor.
It’s possible to go into the crenellated structure from the drawbridge, and admire the wonderful frescoed rooms, where it is rumoured the legendary Fairy Bema’s ghost still roams.

History

During 1500, thanks to Pomponio Torelli, great humanist and literatus, the Castle reaches the maximum splendour and becomes destination of a close circle of artists and famous guests, such as Pope Paul III and King Frances I of France.

Source: Associazione dei Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza – Link
Images courtesy of the Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza Photo Archive

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