The Castle of Sarmato is a complex located in the province of Piacenza consisting of the castle dominated by the keep, the rocchetta and an ancient village surrounded by walls with two towers. You can visit the entrance, the living room, the bedrooms and various furnished rooms, an archive with documents from the twelfth century and the garden.
Castello di Sarmato History
The Castle of Sarmato is located in the Valle del Tidone and it is presumable its history had already begun in the year 1216 when this manners, together with those of Castel San Giovanni and Borgonovo, served to protect the city of Piacenza from the numerous raids coming from the area of the Pavia area.
At first it was owned by the Pallastrelli accounts, but they saw it as half destroyed in 1270 in the battle against the Landi family of Bardi. In the following centuries the castle passed several times by hand to several owners and became the object of intricate military political events until 1819 when it came into possession of the counts Zanardi Landi, who are still its owners.
The complex, entirely built in brick, is surrounded by walls that once were surrounded by a moat. They enclose a small village divided by two perpendicular streets, with the castle, three churches, houses and the rocchetta. Inside there are large halls, partly with vaulted ceilings and partly coffered, sitting rooms, bedrooms with semi-double beds, the former hall of arms, the rooms of the archive with the parchments of the Venetian Republic, the large 17th century dance hall and the "Sala dei filosofi" study with the vault of the 15th century frescoed by Bonifacio Bembo, all furnished with period furniture. Outside then you can visit the court of carriages and the charming Italian garden.
It is also possible to book the "emotional poetic" experience in the places of San Rocco di Montellier, which in Sarmato has linked the most famous events and legends of his holy life.