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SANVITALE FORTRESS OF FONTANELLATO

Address:
Piazza Matteotti
Fidenza, Emilia Romagna 43036, IT
TELEPHONE: +39.0521.823220 - +39.0521.829055

Category: Villa&Castle

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ITALY

EMAIL: info@fontanellato.org
WEB SITE: www.fontanellato.org
It rises, enchanting and suggestive, at the centre of the village; surrounded by a wide moat, it contains a precious treasure, one of the masterpieces of Italian Mannerism, the room painted by Parmigianino in 1524 depicting the myth of Diana and Actaeon. The aristocratic apartment of the Sanvitale counts, who held the fortress until 1948, is still intact, with furniture and furnishings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, portraits of various members of the family and frescoes and paintings by Felice Boselli. The piazza still retains the charm of the Po Valley village, and from the ‘Camera Ottica’ it is still possible to secretly observe life there, as the fortress governors once did, thanks to an ingenious system of lenses and prisms.



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