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FROM THE FIRST CELTIC SETTLEMENT TO OUR DAYS

Cost € 15 per device
school discount € 6 per child. minimum 25 children

Chiara Maria Gibelli, one of the Castellane di Gropparello will accompany you to discover the history, the secrets and the still unsolved mysteries of the famous Castle of Gropparello, one of the oldest castles in Italy, perfectly preserved in its original layout.
Located on an ophiolithic area that dates back to the Upper Jurassic period, when the sea was in the Po valley, the Gropparello Castle is famous for the tragic love story between Lancillotto Anguissola and Rosania Fulgosio, and is also known for some presences of paranormal origin that are perceived not only by the current owners, but sometimes also by passing tourists.

In ancient times the Rocca di Cagnano - this was its name - was placed in defense of the August city of Velleia.
It is believed, in fact, that the fortification of the Carolingian period was built, as was often the case, on a primitive Roman fortification, perhaps a simple watchtower or a "castrum" of the III - II century BC,

Protected the Guelph territory as a defense outpost from the advance of the Ghibellines, led by the bishop of Piacenza until Bishop Filippo Fulgosio included it in his family assets.

It is a characteristic example of medieval fortification work placed in defense of the access road to a valley, conceived as a real eagle's nest overlooking the cliff, and therefore absolutely unassailable ...
The visit illustrates the beauty of its park and the historical traces from the first Celtic settlement, to the Roman period, up to the present day, passing through the Middle Ages and the Baroque.

IT IS AN INTERACTIVE GUIDED TOUR, SO PARTICIPANTS CAN ASK QUESTIONS

TECHNICAL INFO

  • Duration 1 hour and 15 minutes

  • Platform used: ZOOM - It is recommended to download ZOOM on your device at least 1 hour before connection and to connect to the platform 10 minutes before to be ready at the start time.

  • All participants will have the opportunity to interact.

  • the day before, we will send the link to each buyer by email from the secretariat of the castle

  • The Visit will start on time with respect to the set time, so we recommend connecting to the platform 5 minutes before. At the set time, the link will become active

  • each ticket gives the right to access for one device only, and during the booking phase it is necessary to communicate the name that identifies the participant and which will be highlighted as an identifier on the platform, or change the name by entering the "MORE" section and clicking on "RENAME".

  • Any unauthorized devices that are inserted will be excluded from the visit

The Visit will start on time with respect to the set time, so we recommend connecting to the platform 5 minutes before. At the set time, the link will become active