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Castle & Park of Grazzano Visconti

Vigolzone (Grazzano Visconti) - Parco del Castello, 2

Castle & Park of Grazzano Visconti

ENTRANCE

Entry price: € 6.50
Reduced € 5.50 for groups min 25 people, schools and Card Castles of the Duchy. Free for group leader

HOURS

Always open
From 24th March to 1 July; 15th Aug and from 1st Sep to 4th Nov Opening times From Monday to Friday, may open to the public on request; from 2nd July to 31st August.

Contacts

Telephone: +39 0523 870997
FAX: +39 0523 870997
www.castellodigrazzanovisconti.it

 

Since spring 2007 it's been possible to visit the park with a tourist guide; the real tourist attraction is the surrounding area: the village, attracting every year thousands of people coming from the regions nearby. Only the outer side is visible.
The castle was built for the wedding of Beatrice Visconti, sister of the famous G.Galeazzo Visconti, sovereign of Milan.Beatrice was married to Giovanni Anguissola in 1395. The castle was owned by this family for 4 centuries, and at the beginning of the 20th century , it was handed back to the Viscontis.
At the beginning of the 20th century count G.Visconti di Modrone made some changes: he added the upper floor, the four towers were brought to the same height and were covered, a round tower became square and the façade was enriched with the typical Grazzano style decorations .

 

The park of Grazzano Visconti Castle is part of the Association Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, it is accessible by individual guided tours on week-ends and group visits upon reservation on the other days of the week.
The park was created by Giuseppe Visconti when the castle was restored and the borough built. Around 1915 Giuseppe visconti carried out an Italian Garden, and the English garden. Following a fixed itinerary it will be possible to admire several exotic plants, besides being able to see the castle from outside.Itll also be possible to visit the castle inner ward, S. Anna Chapel and the English Cottage
Also worth visiting in Grazzano Visconti: Santi Cosma e Damiano Church, Madonna delle Grazie oratory,the agricultural tools permanent exhibition, the ice house,temporary photo exhibitions and documents dating back to the 20th century (inside the Tourist Information Office); typical workshops producing articrafts.There are 2 restaurants, 1 inn, 3/4 sandwich bars; 1 outdoor pic nic area with tables and benches, public toilets nearby; in the centre the public toilets(with a toilet for the disabled) are open from 8.30 am to 8.00 pm.
We suggest the visit of Santi Cosma and Damiano church, Madonna delle Grazie's oratory, the agricultural tool window, the ice house,characteristic shops with articraft production.
There are 2 restaurants, 3/4 sandwich bars; 1 outdoor pic nic area with tables and benches, public toilets nearby; in the centre the public toilets(with a toilet for the disabled) are open from 8.30 am to 8.00 pm.

 

Fonte: redazione locale di Piacenza

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