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Places in historical and artistic value in VERNASCA (PC)

Title VIGOLENO CASTLE
DescriptionInside the donjon, a didactic itinerary will lead visitors in the discovery of the borough and its architectural peculiarities,also by means of photograps. The castle belongs to 'Associazione Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza, Fontanellato...
AddressPiazza Centrale - Vernasca (PC)

Title SAN GIORGIO AND THE DRAGON CHURCH
DescriptionThe romanesque style parish church was built in the 12th century using a local golden-greystone. Over the entrance portal there's a precious sandstone lunette describing the epic fight between Saint George and the dragon.The church has a...
AddressVernasca (PC)

Title ANCIENT PARISH CHURCH
DescriptionVernasca's ancient church is in a panoramic position over the river Arda and is traditionally recalled as Pieve (parish Church).It is dedicated to San Columba and is adjacent to the castle, built around the year 1000, though no trace remains of it....
Addressvia Chiesa Vecchia - Vernasca (PC)

Title SAN COLUMBA'S CHURCH
DescriptionBuilt at the end of the 19th century. Remarkable wooden statue by Jan GeernaertServices offered - guided tours Possibility of furnished hall for groupsNearby, it is possible to visit the old Romanesque church (apse and tower) . Also Via Francigena's...
AddressVia Marconi, 12 - Vernasca (PC)

Title MADONNA DELLE GRAZIE ORATORY
DescriptionThe late-Renaissance oratory faces the central square and is dedicated to Beata Vergine delle Grazie.The great hall contains a painting representing the Virgin Mary nursing the Child. Outside, on the right side, a 15th century sandstone highrelief...
AddressPiazza Centrale - Vernasca (PC)

Title MADONNA DI PIONE ORATORY
Description19th century countryside oratory, supplied with an outdoors rest area
Addresslocalità Pione - Vernasca (PC)

Title MIGNANO ORATORY
DescriptionThe small oratory has a romanesque semicircular apse (12th century) decorated with a fresco representing Saint James. The foundation of this structure dedicated to San Geminiano is strictly connected to the time of the pilgrimages along Via...
AddressLoc. Mignano - Vernasca (PC)

Title VIGOLENO
DescriptionImportant medieval castle, between Stirone and Ongina Valleys. Vigoleno is important thanks to Alberto Scoto, who fortified it furtherly in 1306. After the fights between Guelphs and Ghibellines the castle was rebuilt and belonged to Piacenza's...
AddressVernasca (PC)

Title CENTRAL SQUARE
DescriptionThe internal structure of the small central square is very interesting, because it shows evidence of the cover of an old tank belonging to the castle residential side: here there are common houses, some of them made of stone, and one of the two...
AddressPiazza Centrale, 29010 - Vernasca (PC)

Title PERIMETRAL WALLS
DescriptionThe walls have an elliptic plan and inside them the medieval structures are visible.
AddressVernasca (PC)

Title VILLAGE ACCESS GATE
DescriptionAccess to Vigoleno's village is through the same gate that witnessed, throughout the centuries, the passage of soldiers in armour, ladies and knights. In the past centuries the door was supplied with a drawbridge and several defense devices on the...
AddressVernasca (PC)

Title FRIEZE REPRESENTING SAN COLOMBANO - OLD PARISH CHURCH
DescriptionFrieze preserved in the old Parish Church, representing San Colombano in the act of blessing. The saint wears the mitre on his head and holds a pastoral staff in his left hand. A realistic little bear lies at his feet. The animal is a frequent...
AddressVia Chiesa Vecchia - Vernasca (PC)

Title FRESCO REPRESENTING THE VIRGIN'S CROWNING
DescriptionFresco preserved in the Parish Church, representing the Virgin Crowning. Jesus and the Virgin are sitting on a wide wooden throne.Jesus holds the crown in his right hand and the sceptre in his left hand. Several angels contemplate the scene and...
AddressVia Chiesa Vecchia - Vernasca (PC)