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The Castello Mirandola: pictures, description Castello Mirandola)

Castello Mirandola, also known as Castello dei Pico, one of the attractions of Emilia-Romagna in the town of Mirandola. The history of the castle dates from the time of the Lombards. Established in the 13th century, the castle already existed in one form or another, and were later expanded at the initiative of some members of the family of Pico, and became one of the most important castles in all areas of the Val Padana.

In 1714, the year most of the castle was destroyed when he thundered a deafening explosion in a tower full of gunpowder. The preserved part of the castle was demolished in the late 18th century by order of the Dukes of Modena, who became the owners of Castello Mirandola.

In the 19th century began the reconstruction of the neo-Gothic tower, which can be viewed today. For her - in a state of some neglect - is part of the Regia building, with a cloister of the 17th century and the magnificent façade of the Galleria Nuova. Unfortunately, none of the paintings or frescoes of the authorship of Guercino, Paranda, Romano and Palma have not remained in their seats until the present day. Some were destroyed, others moved to Mantua, and part went to the City art gallery. In 2006, the year the restoration work at the Castello dei Pico was completed and visitors had the opportunity to witness the greatness and power of the ancient castle.

Galleria Nuova is one of the surviving original buildings of the castle. Special mention deserves its beautiful façade, created in 1668, the year. He turned onto Viale di Circonvallazione. Impressive loggia is closed on both sides by ledges and remarkable scenery with wide and harmonious three-sided Windows in the center.

Another quite interesting part of Castello Mirandola is the surviving facade of the Palazzo Ducale, facing the Teatro Nuovo, with a beautiful cloister and ten columns of pink marble. Through the arched entrance to the patio and be at the South facade of the Galleria Nuova. Another door covered gallery leads to the first floor of the Palazzo and the underground dungeons, the appearance of which refers to the Renaissance. If you go down the stairs, you can be in the Prison hall with thick walls. Also worth seeing is the wonderful Hall dei Carabini with the delightful scenery of the 17th century. Over the past century, the hall was somewhat dim, and the walls shabby, but not deprived of elegance.