Viscontea Fortress

Castell'Arquato - Piazza del Municipio

Viscontea Fortress


Entry price: € 3.50
red 2.50 €


Always open
All the year round


Telephone: +39 0523 803215
FAX: +39 0523 803215

The fortress hasn't been modified throughout the centuries. It's never been a stately residence; its function was solely military. The only part with rooms is the donjon, once used as prison .According to a legend, Laura and Sergio, Castellarquato's famous lovers, were imprisoned here. The whole building can be visited.

Currently the donjon hosts the Museum of Medieval Life: in some rooms have been reconstructed typical Medieval settings (the gaol, the garrison room with armours, the tavern) and in other rooms there are panels presenting the history of the Fortress and historical notes on Castell'Arquato.

Opening notes: from March 16th to September 26, from Tuesday to Sunday, open from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 to 6 pm.
From September 27th to December the Fortress is open on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2:30 to 5:30 pm; from 10 am to 1 pm from Tuesday to Friday.
The Fortress can be opened according to a different timetable only upon reservation and for groups of at least 15 people.
Opening times and tickets' price may vary, please check in advance.

The Fortress may be closed in Winter time in case of heavy snow.

Fonte: redazione locale Piacenza


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