• Art and Culture in the Nure and Chero Valleys

Art and Culture in the Nure and Chero Valleys

  • Church of San Michele Arcangelo at Missano
    The dedication reveals a Lombard foundation. The present church has an elegant appearance.
  • Church of Santa Maria Assunta at Bramaiano
    The foundation of the parish church dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta dates back to the Middle Ages. Its present appearance is the result of subsequent transformations.
  • Caminata di Bramaiano
    The imposing fortress, the heart of the defensive system of the Nicelli, was turned into a gracious country home in the 16th century with the addition of elegant loggias. Today it is privately owned and not open to visitors.
  • Castle of Lugherzano
    An ancient fortress transformed into an elegant private home, not open to visitors.
  • Tower of Ebbio
    This imposing construction formed part of the defensive system of the Nicelli. Today the tower is privately owned and is not open to visitors.
  • Church of San Terenziano at Ebbio
    The present parish church, dedicated to the bishop San Terenziano, dates from the 18th century.
  • Church of Santi Cosma e Damiano at Pradello
    A simple building consisting of a nave without side aisles, ending in a semicircular apse. An elegant campanile rises from the priest's house.
  • Columbus Tower
    at Pradello near Bettola
    The tower belonged to the family of the great discoverer. Many believe that the Admiral of the Ocean Sea was actually born here. It is now open to visitors on special occasions or by appointment.
  • Church of Revigozzo
    Church of San Michele at Revigozzo
    The church of San Michele Arcangelo stands at about 470 m above sea level. Early in the 20th century the neogothic building replaced an 11th-century church, of which some traces remain.
  • Church of Santa Maria Assunta at Chiulano
    The 18th-century chapel of S. Maria Assunta originally belonged to the Counts Salvatico.
  • Villa la Chiesuola
    In a panoramic position above Vigolzone
    La Chiesuola stands on a hill dominating Vigolzone. The villa is surrounded by a garden with deciduous and evergreen trees. It is privately owned.
  • Palazzo Guarnaschelli
    Borgallo near Vigolzone
    The 16th-century complex of Borgallo near Vigolzone is privately owned. The palazzo Guarnaschelli stands on the edge of the little village.
  • Villa Barattieri
    Albarola near Vigolzone
    The villa has a long faēade with side wings projecting slightly. There are fruit trees, statues and a nymphaeum in the garden.
  • Garden of Villa Peyrano at Albarola near Vigolzone
    Grandi Giardini Italiani
    The 17th-century Villa Peyrano is surrounded by an Italian-style garden which today is one of the Grandi Giardini Italiani. Among the attractions are 150 varieties of rose.
  • Villa Zanardi Landi Alberoni at Veano
    Veano near Vigolzone
    Built by the Zanardi Landi as an elegant residence, today it belongs to the Collegio Alberoni. It is reached along a long avenue of limes and mulberry trees. The villa stands in a delightful position on the hills dominating the countryside.
  • Church of SS Gervaso e Protaso in Castello
    Castello di Farini
    The ancient church of SS. Gervaso e Protaso was an outpost of the monks of San Colombano on the Via degli Abati.
  • Tower of Manfredello
    Watchtower in the area of Farini
    An isolated watch tower in the woods of Mount Burrasca near the hamlet of Cą dell'Oste.
  • Castle of Torrano
    The original nucleus of the castle was probably a tower erected in the middle of the 13th century, under the Confalonieri lords. Today it is private property and open to visitors only on special occasions.
  • The Tower House of Tornara near Farini
    Tornara near Farini
    The Tower House of Tornara goes back to the 16th century. It is reached from Groppallo, going towards Boccolo Noce.
  • Castellaro at Turro near Podenzano
    Castellarone
    The imposing single block rises in the open country, the result of transformations of the mediaeval castle. Today it is private property and, as it is a working farm, it is not open to visitors.
  • Tower of S Antonino
    Selva di Groppallo (Farini)
    A crenellated tower that stands in an isolated position in the area of Selva di Groppallo.
  • Historic Park of the Castle of Grazzano Visconti
    Grandi Giardini Italiani
    The historic park of the castle of Grazzano Visconti belongs to the circuit of the Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza and of the Grandi giardini italiani. The park covers 15 hectares and there are guided visits at certain times of the year.
  • Villa Peyrano at Albarola near Vigolzone
    The villa Peyrano was built at the end of the 17th century by the Jesuit Fathers. Sold to the Peyrano, a Genoese noble family, today it has a large enclosed garden and 23 hectares of vineyard.
  • Castle of Pradovera
    The history of the fortress is linked to that of the principal families of the area
    The Rocca or Castle of Pradovera no longer exists but its troubled history is linked to the powerful families of the valley and to significant personalities of local history.
  • Church of San Savino at Turro
    The church, dedicated to San Savino, was built at the beginning of the 17th century on the site of a conventual church, of which the 13th-century apse survives.

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