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Piacenza: Castell'Arquato and the Fortress of Visconti

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 b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1147.JPGMy friends, welcome to My Own Italy to discover Italy with my personal touch!

Today our travel is to Emilia Romagna and I'll bring you between Parma and Piacenza: I'm talking about Castell'Arquato!

After your visit, I'm sure you will taste the famous food specialties of Piacenza: I mean Torta fritta  and cold cuts: delicious!


The medieval village of Castell'Arquato is strategically located on the hills of Val D'Arda valley, castled on the hill overlooking the pass.

It is assumed to be a military camp (castrum in latin), dating back to the Roman colonization of the area. Then it developed as a small rural town thanks to the favorable position of dominance on the road network.



 The historical part is really rich.

The Fortress of Visconti , commissioned by the city of Piacenza and erected by Luchino Visconti between 1342 and 1349, is one of the most remarkable military factories in Northern Italy.


b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1165.JPG You can also admire the Palace of Podestà, built at the end of 300.

In the midst of the windows is painted the coat of arms with two rampant lions COMMUNITAS CASTRI ARQUATI and a castle tower.

The Palace of Podestà is not usually open to the public, but it is often used for exhibitions.



Castell'Arquato is a rare beauty village of art, steeped in the atmosphere of ancient times.

This medieval village is a must see destination in your holiday while discovering Italy!





Leisure me: this is my tourism!




Blog posted from 29014 Castell'Arquato PC, Italia View larger map



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