Castello di Montechiarugolo

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Castello di Montechiarugolo

Castello di Montechiarugolo
4.5
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Paolo-Chris
By Paolo-Chris
Fascinating Castle
Sep 2017
My wife and I visited the Castello di Montechiarugolo, complete with its moat and bridge, with our Globus tour. Although the high walls of the castle are partially damaged by the ravages of time and war, it is still imposing and quite beautiful; the remaining gardens are meticulously manicured. It was fascinating to see where the archers shot their arrows through slits in the walls and where boiling water and oil were poured on invaders and to learn about the legend of the fairy Bema, a gentle ghost for young brides. We learned that the castle was constructed sometime between the 13th and the 15th century (depending on whom you believe). It’s strategically located on a high point over the Enza river valley. Prior to World War II, the castle had been used as a fascist detention camp and later as a jail for prisoners of war during and after World War II. There is even graffiti left by prisoners still visible on some walls. The large rooms and hallways were brightly decorated with stunning frescoes and intricate mosaics. We enjoyed a magnificent view of the Enza valley below from a loggia on the outside of the castle; that loggia was decorated with even more gorgeous frescoes and mosaics. The castle is still partially occupied by the current owner’s family, so it wasn’t possible to tour the entire castle. We enjoyed watching a little girl and her grandmother playing in the courtyard garden; unfortunately, though, when they saw us watching them, they went back in the castle. We immensely enjoyed every part of the castle that we were able to see.

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Paolo-Chris
San Diego, CA870 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Castello di Montechiarugolo, complete with its moat and bridge, with our Globus tour. Although the high walls of the castle are partially damaged by the ravages of time and war, it is still imposing and quite beautiful; the remaining gardens are meticulously manicured. It was fascinating to see where the archers shot their arrows through slits in the walls and where boiling water and oil were poured on invaders and to learn about the legend of the fairy Bema, a gentle ghost for young brides.

We learned that the castle was constructed sometime between the 13th and the 15th century (depending on whom you believe). It’s strategically located on a high point over the Enza river valley. Prior to World War II, the castle had been used as a fascist detention camp and later as a jail for prisoners of war during and after World War II. There is even graffiti left by prisoners still visible on some walls.

The large rooms and hallways were brightly decorated with stunning frescoes and intricate mosaics. We enjoyed a magnificent view of the Enza valley below from a loggia on the outside of the castle; that loggia was decorated with even more gorgeous frescoes and mosaics. The castle is still partially occupied by the current owner’s family, so it wasn’t possible to tour the entire castle. We enjoyed watching a little girl and her grandmother playing in the courtyard garden; unfortunately, though, when they saw us watching them, they went back in the castle. We immensely enjoyed every part of the castle that we were able to see.
Written August 6, 2018
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reneeg520
Highland Heights, OH8 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
We were on a tour so our guide arranged our guided tour to the castle. It was amazing. There were dates that were written on the walls starting from the 1300's with people's names on them. So much history here...It was really a great visit. Something we probably would have never found without our tour. We visited in September of 2014
Written March 14, 2017
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