Located in the verdant Val Vezzeno and suspended over a wild territory like an eagle's nest, it is built on a rocky peak of volcanic origin and overlooks a gorge of great geological and paesaggistico, _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_caratterizzato dal particolare colore delle rocce (ofioliti), ed in bottom whose cliffs flow il stream _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3bcfno_bb3b;
the Castle represents an example of medieval fortification art; placed to defend the access road to the valley, it stands on a large ophiolitic district with a ravine that descends to the Vezzeno stream, and which made the manor unassailable.
The presence of a Roman castrum (probably placed to defend the via which leads to _cc781905-) is documented in the site on which the present Castle was later built 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Veleia), then fortified with masonry works; in the year 808 A.D., the complex was assigned by Emperor Charlemagne Julian II to the Bishop of Piacenza. Furthermore, with the help of Superintendency of Archaeological Heritage is being studied, the hypothesis that there _cc5-75c19 on the site -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_sia also been a Celtic-Ligurian settlement. In fact, on the opposite side of the Castle, there is a stone altar carved into the rock banks, on which the signs of the workmanship are visible. Around 1250 AD maestranze normanne finiscono la costruzione del Duomo di Piacenza ed il vescovo le invia _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_nel proprio Feudo di Cagnano (ndr.: divenuto poi Gropparello) _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_to build a mighty defensive fortress.
La costruzione, molto articolata e ricchissima di scorci panoramici, _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_conserva ancora oggi intatta la magia di a Nordic castle, wild and fairytale.