San Giorgio Piacentino - Guided visits to the Rocca Nova
Sunday 15 April - 17 June - 2 September 2018
The Rocca Nova in San Giorgio, a private fortress, situated on the edge of the town, can be visited this year on three special occasions.
The Associazione culturale Archistorica offers specific guided visits, which may sometimes be supplemented by the participation of a group offering historical re-enactments.
On Sunday 15 April the first guided visit will take place on the theme of "The Castle of Enigmas, the Rocca Scotti and the Lombard settlement of Vicus Sahiloni". The guided visit will give the chance of discovering the frescoed rooms and admiring this extraordianry defensive structure, and of hearing interesting hypotheses on the mediaeval origins of San Giorgio Piacentino.
On Sunday 17 June 2018 "The Honour of Arms", a guided visit to discover the fascinating wartime memories of the Rocca Nova. During this visit there will be a historical re-enactimnt by the Gens Innominabilis.
On Sunday 2 Septtember 2018 "The Garden of Secrets" will be the third and final appointment, concentrated on a vist to the park that surrounds the Rocca Nova, and also the terraces and outbuildings of the fortress, which give a wonderful view over the garden.
Timetable of the guided visits:
Group A visit from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m. - meeting at 9.30
Group B visit from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon - meeting at 10.30
Group C visit from 3.00 to 4.00 p.m. - meeting at 2.30
Group D visit from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m. - meeting at 3.30
Group E visit from 5.00 to 6.00 p.m. - meeting at 4.30
The cost varies according to the guided visit.
You are requested to book, and to be punctual.
Further descriptions of the visits can be found in the attached document.