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Castello di Casina
Categories: Castles Historic/Listed properties Chapels/Churches
Location: Emilia-Romagna, ItalyClick Here for detailed information on Italy)
The Castle di Casina dates from 13th century and is in an area rich in Medieval castle, verdant plateaus and woods.
The castle is first mention in 1198 in the document Memorial Potestatum which brought the area under the dominance of the Reggio municipality. In 1315 the castle was built by the Fogliani family, in whose hands it remained until 1468.
The castle then became part of Conte Giangiacomo Bebbi demesne, who ruled there until the castle was destroyed by Domenico Amorotto. The Bebbi family re-built the castle, which was passed over to one of the Conte's liege-men Antonio Scapinelli in 1635.
The castle is noted for its two four sided towers that are easily visible in the distance. The castle surrounds a large internal courtyard with pine trees. Apart from the towers the castle also has a main stone house with ten bedrooms and an additional stone house.
Many of the original features remain, red terracotta floor tiles, fireplaces and chestnut and oak beams.
On the outside a characteristic chapel was built next to the garden that is surrounded by the antique medieval wall.
The castle has been partially restored but there is some renovation required. The chapel and some rooms of the castle have still to be restored which may in places require new ceilings and windows.
Set in 8,000 m2 of woods, pasture, a vineyard overlooking a marvellous countryside with unspoiled nature.
Situated about 40 km from Parma, 35 km from the highway that connects Milan and Bologna and about 35 km from Reggio Emilia, with small characteristic villages in the area with traditional restaurants, coffee places and markets.
The region is also known for its many medieval castles to visit and its world-famous Parmesan cheese. Ideal for relaxing walking tours in front of stunning panoramic views, a luxurious golf club with a spa as well as the ski resorts are about 30 km away. About 100 km to Bologna, 110 km to the beach in Lerici and 170 km to Milan.
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