At almost 500 m above sea level - opposite Gropparello - the village of
Castellana is built on the very watershed that separates the Chero from the Vezzeno and dominates the varied countryside: vineyards, woods, green meadows and cultivated fields witness to the importance of farming in the area.
Even though the houses look modern, Castellana has ancient roots.
Founded by the Romans, in the Middle Ages it was a fief of the Anguissola-Scotti.
The most interesting building in the village is the imposing Parish Church dedicated to Santi Cosma e Damiano, in a dominant position.
Nearby (in the area of Magnani) is a 16th-century tower-house (privately owned and not open to visitors).
From Friday 8 December 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018
Bersani, the fairy-tale village of the Val Vezzeno, will once again this year be transformed into a great Christmas Crib, with large and small characters, and very original Cribs scattered through the village. Opening 8 December at 4.30 p.m. ....
Sunday 6 August 2017
At 5 p.m. opening of the splendid village dedicated to the best-known fairy tales: from Pinocchio to Cinderella, from Little Red Riding Hood to Peter Pan, in the marvellous murals painted on the houses by street artists.
Parish church of Castellana
The neo-Romanesque church was designed last century by the engineer De Benedetti to replace an older building ....