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CASTLE OF MONTECHIARUGOLO

Address:
Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini, 1
Monte, Emilia Romagna 43022, IT
TELEPHONE: +39.0521.686643 - +39.0521.681977

Category: Villa&Castle

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ITALY

EMAIL: biancamarchi@tin.it
WEB SITE: www.montechiarugolo.com
Constructed by Guido Torelli in the 14th century upon the ruins of a pre-existent settlement, rising up above the Enza stream, an important example of both fortified architecture and an aristocratic residence. During the course of the 16th century it acquired new splendour; with Pomponio Torelli, distinguished humanist and scholar, the castle became the destination of a select group of artists and illustrious guests, including Pope Paul III and King Francis I of France. Access to the mighty crenellated structure is gained by means of the drawbridge. Inside, one is welcomed by splendid frescoed rooms where, as legend has it, the ghost of the Fata Bema still wanders. From the open gallery there is a magnificent view of the middle course of the Enza.PATH OF VISIT: Garden, furnished rooms, portico and internal garden



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