Location

Vigoleno, Municipality of Vernasca, 45 km da Piacenza

Opening period

All year round

Description

This castle dominates Vigoleno hamlet with its huge defensing system, perfect example of Middle Age’s residential logic. The mastio (fortified tower) stands, with its four floors, from the crenellated walls, that are partly a panoramic guarding walk. You can also visit the fountain of 1500 in the hamlet’s square and San Giorgio romanic church.

History

Vigoleno hamlet is famous for its elegance and its guarding system, that is still intact. It is one of the Borghi più Belli d’Italia and Bandiera Arancione of Touring Club Italiano and is is a classical example of medieval living style.

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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