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Grazzano Visconti

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  • Luchino Visconti was the fourth son of Duke Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone (the creator of Grazzano) and of his wife Carla Erba, owner of the largest pharmaceutical company in Italy at that time.
  • The motto of Grazzano is an example of the sense of humour of the man who created it, the Duke Giuseppe Visconti.
  • The story of the unhappy Aloisa, the friendly ghost that haunts the houses and castle of Grazzano Visconti.
  • In 1395 Duke Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Lord of Milan, authorised his sister Beatrice, married to the Piacenza nobleman Giovanni Anguissola, to build a castle on their property at Grazzano.
  • A pretty little chapel designed by Count Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone, built at the beginning of 1930 in perfect neo-mediaeval style.
  • Looking on to the Piazza del Biscione, the Palazzo dell' Istituzione housed the craft school - scuola di Arti e Mestieri. It is easily recognised thanks to its campanile and its appearance, similar to that of a mediaeval town hall.
  • Old Farmyard
    Within the village of Grazzano Visconti is the Cortevecchia, at one time the farmyard, with stables and barns and a central threshing floor. Today, it is used as an exhibition area and for the Museum of Traditional Peasant Agricultural Equipment.
  • The parish church dedicated to the Saints Cosmas and Damian lies at the end of the avenue leading from the central piazza del Biscione.
  • A great bonfire at midnight and "Fiaccole e fantasmi" (torches and ghosts) make for an exciting night visit to the Park of the Castle on the night of 31 December in 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.
  • In the Cortevecchia of Grazzano Visconti, under the portico of an old haybarn, agricultural equipment is on display.
  • The family of the Visconti di Modrone, which created and still owns the Borgo of Grazzano Visconti, is descended from one of the oldest Italian families: the Visconti of Milan.
  • Historic restaurant in Grazzano Visconti
    This restaurant in the central piazza of the village offers typical dishes of the cuisine of Piacenza, and is attractively furnished with historic fittings. Piazza Giangaleazzo Visconti, 4 – Grazzano Visconti
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