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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.

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