SAELA

Saela.eu NON utilizza cookie proprietari (v. informativa)

Places in historical and artistic value in CASTELL'ARQUATO (PC)

Title GIUSEPPE CORTESI GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
DescriptionIts in Santo Spirito Hospital.The museum aims at showing organically and didactically the palaeontological remains found in the marine sediments outcropped in this area.The museum activity is addressed mainly to students, thanks to a didactic path...
AddressVia Sforza Caolzio presso l'Ospedale Santo Spirito, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title LUIGI ILLICA MUSEUM
DescriptionThe Museum was inaugurated in July 1998 and dedicated to the poet and playwright, Luigi Illica, citizen of Castellarquato in the 20th century.Among his most famous librettoes: Tosca, Madame Butterfly and many more. The museum is divided into 3...
AddressVia Sforza Caolzio - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title COLLEGIATE CHURCH MUSEUM
DescriptionThe small museum is inside the little cloister, and is rich in interesting historical and artistic evidence. Most of the works of art come from the Collegiate Church, mainly from those restored in the first decades of the 20th century; some of those...
Addressvia del Capitolo, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title VILLAGGI CONSERVATORY
DescriptionCLOSED FOR THE TIME BEING The Conservatory is a historically interesting building; its construction started in 1663 and it was finished in 1700 by Captain Francesco Guarnieri, respecting the last will of his uncle, don Francesco Villaggi,who left...
AddressVia Villaggi, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title SAN GIOVANNI CHURCH AND BAPTISTRY
DescriptionThe romanesque basilica and the Baptistry were built in 1008 upon will of the Tuscan Marquis Uberto d'Orta. The Basilica is more recent than the Baptistry, probably because it was rebuilt after the earthquake in 1117.The church is made of stone and...
AddressCastell'Arquato (PC)

Title SANTA MARIA ASSUNTA COLLEGIATE CHURCH
DescriptionThe ancient parish church, dating back to 758, was destroyed by an earthquake. In 1117 it was rebuilt and consecrated in 1122. The façade faces the South-West and is characterized by interrupted salients;it is divided into three parts by a massive...
AddressPiazza del Municipio (entrata in via del Capitolo), 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title SS. TRINITA CHURCH
DescriptionHaving a massive structure, it was built in 1770; its been desecrated and has to be restored. In a higher position with respect to the street level, the façade is horizontally divided into two parts.The lower one is characterized by four pillar...
AddressVia Sforza Caolzio, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title SANTO STEFANO CHURCH
DescriptionThe small church dates back to the 11th century, and was rebuilt in the 18th century. The narrow 18th century façade is enclosed by two tall pillar strips and its wall, recently plastered and restored, has the typical curved lines and decorations...
AddressVia Sforza Caolzio, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title SAN PIETRO CHURCH
DescriptionIt was built in 1594. The firebrick façade is enclosed by two pillar strips. A row of small arcades divides the façade horizontally into two parts: in the upper part theres a rose window surmounted by a small cross shaped opeing; under the arcades...
AddressVia Sforza Caolzio, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title SANTA CATERINA M. CHURCH
Description
AddressLoc. Bacedasco Alto, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title PANTEGANO CHAPEL
DescriptionIt's close to Pallastrelli,along the Arda's right bank , and is maybe one of the first chapels built in Castell'Arquato. It should date to the same period as Castellarquato's parish church . The witness of its antiquity is probably the dedication to...
AddressLoc. Pantegano - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title SANTA FRANCA CHAPEL
DescriptionThe small chapel is historically important because in the past a perennial source of excellent drinking water was in its place. The place was a rest area for pilgrims. Once pilgrimages were over, Santa Franca lost its function, but not completely,...
AddressLoc. San Lorenzo - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title SAN NICOLO ORATORY
DescriptionIt's next to Villaggi Conservatory.It dates back to the end of the 13th century, and it's become part of the conservatory. The small building, at present partially restored, has a plastered façade, with a modelled frame, as well as Trinita and S....
AddressVia Villaggi - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title S. GIUSEPPE CHAPEL (IN THE COLLEGIATE CHURCH)
DescriptionThe fourth span gives access to the Chapel of S. Joseph, Castell'Arquato patron saint. It's made of two square rooms, all covered by stucco works framing big and small paintings representing the life of the saint. The main room is surmounted by a...
AddressVia del Capitolo, all'interno della Collegiata, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title SANTA CATERINA CHAPEL (IN THE COLLEGIATE CHURCH)
DescriptionEntering the church,S. Caterina chapel, dating back to 1455, is on the right. It's made of two square rooms, separated by a transverse ogive arch. The rooms are surmounted by groined ribbed vaults. A one mullioned window illuminates the interior,...
AddressVia del Capitolo, all'interno della Collegiata, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title SAN GIACOMO ORATORY
DescriptionThe oratory dates back to the 13th century; it was built upon request of Ventimiglias Bishop Jacopo da Castell'Arquato,who made his will in favour of his village of origin:his money had to be used to build a chapel and a cemetery. The cemetery was...
AddressVia Fontane del Duca, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title CASTELL'ARQUATO
DescriptionLying in the Placentianum Pliocene hills, its a prefectly preserved medieval village and has recently been included in the circuit Italy's most beautiful boroughs . The town planning develops on the village, with Borghetto and Monteguzzo quarters,...
AddressCastell'Arquato (PC)

Title SFORZA ARCHITECTURAL COMPLEX
DescriptionArchitectural Complex nearby Castell'Arquato, a few Kms from the village. The story of this building, presently private, is connected to that of the village. The Sforzas territory, which once belonged to Sforzino Sforza, was then handed over to...
AddressStrada per San Protaso - Doppi - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title MEDIEVAL HOUSE
DescriptionNumber 3 Vicolo San Pietro is the address of a unique medieval house, dating back to the late 15th century; it is recognizable for its jutting and for the wooden external struxcture, with brick curtain walls, an architectural technique which no...
AddressVicolo San Pietro, 3, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title VIGEVANI-GRAVAGHI PALACE
DescriptionSuggestive palace where the town hall has its seat. Several frescoes and an interesting caisson ceiling inside. Tour upon reservation, call the ++39 0523.804008 (municipal library)
AddressPiazza del Municipio, 3 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title LUIGI ILLICA NATIVE HOUSE
DescriptionGoing along Sforza Caolzio Street, after the geological museum,at the top of a short slope, Luigi Illica (famous writer of libretti) native house may be found : the interesting elements of this simple building are the liberty door and window...
AddressVia Sforza Caolzio, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL
DescriptionDating back to the 16th century, it was part of the originary village. Its important both for architectural and town planning reasons, because it offers the only example of arcades connected to the street existing in Castell'Arquato. In 1272 the...
AddressVia Sforza Caolzio - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title PODESTA' PALACE
DescriptionIt dates back to 1293, it was built on demand of Alberto Scoto. It's the most important witness of the Scottis domination in Castell'Arquato.The double loggia dates back to 1447 . It's got a very complex structure, made of several fire brick...
AddressPiazza del Municipio, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title THE LITTLE CLOISTER
DescriptionThe Canons of the Capitol used to live here; it's next to the Collegiate church and is protected by a brick wall built in 1914 and divided into 4 spans by pilaster strips, with a string course and fire brick corbels. The little cloister dates back...
AddressVia del Capitolo, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title STRADIVARI PALACE
DescriptionWith its complex structure, Stradivari Palace dates back to the 19th century, and is a veritable gate giving access to the upper part of the village. The building develops on several levels, going across the street and jutting towards the valley:...
AddressVia Sforza Caolzio, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title DUKE'S PALACE
DescriptionThe duke's Palace owes its name to the fact that, in the first half of the 17th century, it was residence of duke Alessandro Sforza of Segni, successively of the cardinals natural son, duke Francesco Sforza of Fiano and finally of duke Ludovico of...
AddressVia Fontane del Duca, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title VISCONTI FORTRESS
DescriptionIt was built in 1342, upon will of Luchino Visconti, on a former castrum quadratum, that had been built by the Romans in the 3rd century b.c.as a defence against the Gauls. The fortress hasn't been modified throughout the centuries. It's never been...
AddressPiazza del Municipio, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title FARNESIANO DONJON
DescriptionAt the end of via Fontane del Duca there is an open space, once enclosed by ancient walls that have been destroyed. The 20 m tall Farnesian Donjon still rises here , as outpost against the enemies.Raised between 1527 and 1535 by Bosio 2nd from Santa...
AddressVia Fontane del Duca, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title FOUNTAIN OF THE FORTRESS GARDENS
DescriptionLocated in the fortress gardens, it's round, it was inaugurated in 1911 and projected by the architect Manfredo Manfredi (he also designed Piacenzas Palazzo della Provincia). Visconti's coat of arms is sculptured on the fountain's base. There are...
AddressGiardini della rocca, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title DUKES FOUNTAIN
DescriptionBuilt in 1292, it's below the Dukes Palace. A stairway leads to it. It is opposite an open space, on a stone wall, under a segmental arch. Water springs from eight animal shaped mouths, and it's conveyed from two springs nearby by means of a still...
AddressVia Fontane del Duca, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title SANTO SPIRITO LOGGIA
DescriptionIt was added at the beginning of the 16th century. It's made of a lower porch composed of three fire brick arcades and a stone column loggia supporting a wooden lintel
AddressVia della Riva, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title NOTARI LOGGIA
DescriptionIts on the short side of Podesta Palace, its on a higher level with respect to the square. Its made of four lancet arches corresponding to two spans.The spans are surmounted by groined vaults supported by quadrangular pilasters. It dates back to the...
AddressPiazza del Municipio, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title MUNICIPAL SQUARE
DescriptionThis is one of the most beautiful squares in the province, surrounded by the town's nicest buildings, such as Visconti fortress, the Podesta's palace and S. Maria Assunta Collegiate Church.
AddressPiazza del Municipio, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title MONTEGUZZO GATE AND DISTRICT IN CASTELL'ARQUATO
DescriptionMonteguzzo gate leads into the town historical centre, an area made of narrow alleys, slopes and beautiful stone houses.It's a simple sandstone round vault, modified in the 17th century. On the plastered wall a square, brick perimeter still recalls...
AddressVia Dante Alighieri - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title STONE GATE
DescriptionThe stone gate or Sotana gate marks the exit from the borough. It's one of the 4 gates of the village,miracolously preserved; it's on the road leading to Lugagnano, from via Illica. The building has a round arch towards the outside and a segmental...
AddressVia Illica, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title STRADIVARI PALACE VAULTING
DescriptionIt is a veritable gate giving access to the upper part of the village. Its completely decorated, both on the perimetral walls and on the intrados where, surrounded by geometrical decorations, St. George and the dragon are represented.
AddressVia Sforza Caolzio, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title FORTRESS GARDENS
DescriptionNext to the church, towards the fortress, theres an open ground used as public garden; from here it is possible to enjoy a splendid view of the valley below, of the Apennines and of the most picturesque side of the fortress itself.
AddressVia della Rocca, 29014 - Castell'Arquato (PC)

Title COUNT SFORZA SFORZA DI SANTA FIORA'S TOMB
DescriptionIt's inside St. Peter's Church . It was built in the sixteenth century by Barbieri. The monument, which was reassembled after having been forgotten for a long time, lost some sculptured parts; it represets Count Sforza kneeling and wearing ...
AddressVia Sforza Caolzio c/o Chiesa di San Pietro - Castell'Arquato (PC)