Secular buildings and monuments

From the characteristic stone-built villages that dot the green hills of the upper valley to the aristocratic residences found in the foothills and in the plain, the Nure and Chero valleys preserve interesting examples of secular architecture.
  • Monument to the Fallen - Chero di Carpaneto
    Commemorative monument to the Fallen of Chero
    In very recent times (1985) the inhabitants of Chero desired this monument, which was placed near the church. A granite column supports an image of the Virgin, Queen of Peace.
  • Caminata di Ciriano
    Not far from Carpaneto, along the road to Castell'Arquato.
  • Villa Segadelli Falconi at Ciriano near Carpaneto
    Aristocratic residence in Ciriano
    This imposing summer residence is privately owned and is not open to the public.
  • Monument to the Fallen - Ciriano near Carpaneto
    Commemorative memorial dedicated to the Fallen of the Great War
    In the province of Piacenza the monument in Ciriano was the first to be erected to commemorate the Fallen of the Great War ...
  • Viale delle Rimembranze - Carpaneto Piacentino
    A long avenue of lime trees
    In memory of the Fallen of the Great War ....
  • Monument to the Fallen - Carpaneto Piacentino
    20th-century commemorative monument
    in the centre of the town, next to the Town Hall....
  • Villa San Bono at Ponte dell'Olio
    The Villa San Bono was built in the 18th century along with the attached chapel, in a dominant position in the town of Ponte dell’Olio.
  • Palazzo Scotti
    Today Carpaneto Town Hall
    The palazzo, an imposing building, stands right in the centre of Carpaneto, next to the church. It has belonged to the municipality since the end of the 19th century.
  • War Memorial - San Giorgio Piacentino
    20th-century commemorative monument
    A few metres from the Parish Church and from the Town Hall is the War Memorial, giving dignity to the Piazza
  • Bernoni and Corteletta
    Rural buildings in the village of Bramaiano
    The two villages, part of the municipality of Bramaiano, contain interesting traces of rural architecture.
  • Cordani and Croso
    Little mountain villages near Groppo Ducale
    Mountain villages near Groppo Ducale
  • San Boseto and Zini
    Rural buildings
    Rural villages in a panoramic position at 720 mt above sea level. There are traces of the typical rural architecture of the mountains.
  • The Village of Mangiarrosto near Groppallo
    The picturesque village, which lies on the road from Groppallo to the Pianazze, preserves several examples of stone houses.
  • Castle of Lugherzano
    An ancient fortress transformed into an elegant private home, not open to visitors.
  • 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 façade with side wings projecting slightly. There are fruit trees, statues and a nymphaeum in the garden.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • The Cortevecchia of Grazzano Visconti
    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.
  • Palazzo dell'Istituzione at Grazzano Visconti
    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.

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