Via Castello
Bardi, Emilia Romagna 43032, IT
Ohone: 0525.71368 - 0525.71321 -FAX: 0525.71044

Category: Villa&Castle

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The ultimate example of military architecture in Emilia, the fortress has stood for more than a thousand years on a spur of red jasper, at the confluence of the Ceno and Noveglia streams. It belongs to the mid-1200s and, for more than four centuries, to the Landi, Renaissance princes who also minted coins by imperial permission. Towards the end of the 16th century, it was partially converted into an elitist, aristocratic residence. There are many things to admire, including the patrol passageways, the towers, the parade ground, the porticoed courtyard of honour, the well, the ice house, the granaries, the dungeons and the torture chamber. The old soldiers’ quarters house the Museo della Civiltà Valligiana (Museum of the Valley-Dwelling Civilisation).

OPENING PERIOD: from March to November

OPENING HOURS: March: Saturday 2pm-6pm, holidays 10am-6pm;
April: weekdays 2pm-5pm, Saturday and holidays 10am-6pm;
May: weekdays 2pm-5pm, Saturday and holidays 10am-7pm;
June: weekdays 2pm-7pm, Saturday and holidays 10am-7pm;
July: every day 10am-7pm
August: weekdays 10am-7pm, Saturday and holidays 10am-8pm;
September: weekdays 2pm-6pm, Saturday and holidays 10am-6pm;
October: Thursday and Friday 2pm-5pm, Saturday 2pm-6pm, holidays 10am-6pm;
November: Saturday 2pm-5pm, holidays 10am-5pm.
Other periods upon reservation. Admission by payment. Guided visits upon reservation.

PRICE TICKETS: Adults: Euro 5,00
Reduced prices: childrens from 6 to 14 years Euro 3,00
Groups: (min. 20 persons) Euro 5,00 guided visits
Schools-childrens: Euro 3,00

CONCESSIONS: reduced price for the possessors of “Card del Ducato” Euro 4,00

PATH OF VISIT: guardhouse; entrance hall; ice-house; caves; furnished rooms; Museum of Valligiana Culture; rooms of the ancient trades and crafts; parapets (torture chamber, kitchen); parade ground; staircase and courtyard of honour; residential part; courtyard of the well; keep.

SERVICES: bookable guided tours (in foreign language if required), guided night tours (bookable for groups of at least 15), bookshop, disabled toilets.


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