Castello di Montechiarugolo

Piazza Mazzini, 1 - 43022 Montechiarugolo - Parma   see map - Contact
12th-century castle, formerly the residence of the Visconti and the Este, can count on meeting and congress rooms for 40 to 100 people (for a total of 240). We organize banquets for weddings and gala dinners.

Castello di Montechiarugolo History

Located on the left bank of the Enza stream, the Castle of Montechiarugolo is located in a strategic position, on the border between the territories of Parma and Reggio Emilia, resting on a natural embankment from which the toponym of its name derives.

The current architectural structure shows the fifteenth-century mark given to it by Guido Torelli - leader of the Visconti family - and is built on the remains of an ancient thirteenth-century nucleus that was destroyed in 1313. During the 16th century, the castle hosted the stays of illustrious personalities as Pope Paul III and the king of France Francis I of Valois, Pomponio Torelli from further luster to the castle calling numerous artists and painters of the time.

With the death of his son Pio, the Torelli lordship ended and the fortress was conquered by the Ducal Chamber. In 1867 the Italian State sold the manor to Antonio Marchi and the descendants are still its owners.

A long paved road is a walkway flanked by walls with windows and Ghibelline battlements; inside there is a large hall frescoed by Baglione with heraldic coats of arms of the Torelli family: a loggia overlooks the wide panorama of Val d'Enza and a bedroom is derived from what was probably the famous library of Count Pomponio. Characteristic is the contrast between the patrician elegance of these halls and the austere aspect of the external walls, which welcomes the visitor in a perfectly Renaissance atmosphere.

Outside we find the central courtyard with its portico of terracotta columns which leads to the small courtyard of the well and the square tower.

From the central courtyard you can access the Castellazzo, a magnificent garden connected by a terracotta bridge, replacing the original drawbridge; magical place and suitable for recollection, during the spring period there is a splendid flowering of roses and peonies.

The spaciousness of the spaces and the opportunity to use the magnificent courtyards allows you to use the castle for the organization of the most varied ceremonies, with a number of guests who can arrive for up to 200 people inside and between inside and outside 300.

Castello di Montechiarugolo

Time period
  • 1400s
  • Italy, Parma
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Castello di Montechiarugolo
  Piazza Mazzini, 1 - 43022 Montechiarugolo
  +39 0521 238087

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