In the 10th century the territory of Turro was given by the Bishop of Piacenza to the monks of San Savino, who built a monastery there in the 12th century. Almost certainly it was the monks who built the castle, to defend the monastery and the surrounding land. Today in Turro you can visit the church, dedicated to San Savino, bishop, but the neoclassical Villa Cella and Villa Vegezzi are private property and not open to visitors.
The artist Nello Vegezzi, one of the most original and stimulating figures on the cultural scene in Piacenza in the second half of the 20th century, lived for many years in the family home 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.
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.
The Castle stood on the site occupied today by the Villa Della Cella. Probably it was the monks of San Savino who built the fortification to defend their lands in the area. It then belonged to various families