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The castle of Agazzano: photos, description Castello di Agazzano)

Castello di Agazzano castle in the town of Agazzano, just 22 km from Piacenza. Open to the public from late March to late October.

The fortress complex Agazzano consists of two buildings and a wide terraced garden, with views of the valley Loretta. The castle is an exquisite coupling of the defensive medieval architecture and an elegant aristocratic residence of the Renaissance. Who in late 18th-century summer residence of the family Scotti, Castello di Agazzano decorated with Antiques, wonderful frescos and decorations. Around the castle lies a wonderful settlement, the largest in the valley, famous for its beautiful hilly landscapes and the gastronomic delights.

The construction of the castle began in the 13th century by order of Giovanni Cattle, which made Agazzano centre of their possessions. His son Alberto, in which the construction of the castle was completed, was the first Governor of Piacenza and important political figure in Milan. At the end of the 15th century a member of the family Scotty was Aloysius Gonzaga, a woman of great talent and strong will, by order of which the castle was built the beautiful loggia, and available for tourists. About the middle of the 18th century the owners of Castello di Agazzano is a family of Anguissola Scotty, and the current owner of the castle is the Prince Corrado Gonzaga del Vodice, the son of Princess Louise Anguissola Scotty.

Inspection Castello di Agazzano usually starts with a fortress built in the 13th century as a defensive fortification. From there the trail goes directly to the castle, erected a little later and renovated in the late 18th century. Completed the walk in a French garden decorated with statues of mythical characters and unusual plants, planted here in the early 19th century. By prior arrangement you can also visit the historic cellars, which today produce excellent local wine.

Castello di Agazzano is equipped with facilities for various events - dinner parties, demonstrations, meetings, weddings and educational tours.