Locanda del Re Guerriero is surrounded by the quiet countryside of Piacenza, located in the park surrounding the 15th century castle of San Pietro in Cerro. Once a home for peasants and stables, it is today a splendid relais where historical suggestions are perfectly integrated with modern hospitality services.
Castel San Pietro - Locanda del Re Guerriero History
A good distance from Piacenza, Parma and Cremona, immersed in the green countryside of Emilia, is the castle of San Pietro in Cerro, which today, after a thorough restoration of the entire structure, welcomes visitors in the vast park (about 5000 square meters).
The castle was built in 1460 by Bartolomeo Barattieri, a noble jurisconsult and ambassador of Piacenza at the court of Pope Julius II della Rovere. The Barattieri family retained the property until 1993, thus allowing an excellent conservation of the original structure that today presents itself as a faithful and precious testimony of a fifteenth-century aristocratic residence. Arranged on a rectangular structure from which the entrance tower and two round towers stand out to defend the north side, the castle appears externally austere and compact, while inside an elegant square court with double order of arches with a delicate design makes it graceful and elegant. Conceived as a fortified noble residence, the Castle presents very interesting defensive architectural solutions due to the introduction of firearms. The building has ample green spaces, a large wooded park and a large garden.
Ideal for a relaxing holiday immersed in the tranquility of the countryside, the happy position of the castle and annexed "Locanda del Re Guerriero" offers a wide choice of activities and itineraries to discover the numerous cultural and artistic testimonies of the territory, traditions and traditions peasant and excellent local cuisine.
The twelve rooms are complete with all modern comforts and furnished in a refined way with references to the elegant style of the time and embellished with contemporary works of art from the MiM, Museum in Motion, the extensive collection of the owner Franco Spaggiari staged at the inside the Castle in the evocative rooms of the attic.
The breakfast room overlooks the castle park, where a pergola offers shade to guests during a meal; in an angle of the vast garden has been set up an area where deckchairs, hammocks hanging from the trees, tensostructures and chaises longues create the ideal environment to spend the days in the company of a good read and an aperitif.