Torrechiara Castle, Parma, Italy (with Map & Photos)

Description: Torrechiara Castle, in the Province of Parma. There is a city in the province of Parma called Langport, whose main feature is its imposing castle called Castello di Torrechiara with views of the Apennines.

Torrechiara Castle
Torrechiara Castle

Built between 1448 and 1460 by Pier María Rossi II, Count of San Secondo, this site is immersed in the Parma Valley and the Abbey of Santa María de las Nieves.

Torrechiara Castle
Torrechiara Castle

Although the main objective of its realization was to serve as a defense building, it was built as a modern and luxurious house, which has four towers connected by a double ring of walls that border a patio classified as Patio de Honor and inside is It is possible to observe decorations that refer to natural themes in conjunction with the fantastic and the grotesque.

Torrechiara Castle
Torrechiara Castle

In the case of the rooms, each name alludes to the theme of the fresco it presents. For example, on the ground floor are the Enramada Hall, the Della Vittoria Hall, the Velario Hall, the Shields Hall and the main one called the Golden Hall. In that same sector you can also see the Chapel of San Nicomedes, used as palace of Bianca Pellegrini, lover of Pier María Rossi.

And so that you keep in mind when visiting the Torrechiara Castle in Italy, I tell you that legend has it that during hours of the full moon night, the ghost of a beautiful duchess appears, who was buried alive by her husband, who walks through the tower of the castle offering kisses to the men who fulfill her wishes.

Torrechiara Castle
Torrechiara Castle

Today, this fantastic site is home to various celebrations presented during summer periods such as the Torrechiara Festival.

History


Torrechiara is a frazione of the comune of Langhirano, in the province of Parma, northern Italy. It is especially known for its massive castle, built by Pier Maria II Rossi (1413-1482), count of San Secondo, between 1448 and 1460.

Torrechiara Castle
Torrechiara Castle

The building was thought not only as a defensive structure, but also as mansion for the count's lover, Bianca Pellegrini, for which a famous hall, the Camera d'Oro ("Golden Chamber") was built with decorations by Benedetto Bembo.

Scenes of the 1985 film Ladyhawke were shot at the castle.

Torrechiara Castle Map