Agazzano is situated in the first hills of Val Luretta. Villa Anguissola Scotti, antique domain of the Scotti family (XIII Century) and today the property of Princess Luisa Gonzaga Anguissola Scotti.
The villa is U shaped with a portico on three sides and an elegant entrance gate.
The Rocca dates to the XIII Century: Reconstructed in 1475 it conserves the renaissance structure.
Rectangular with four cylindrical towers the Rocca is in part surrounded by a moat transformed in a French garden designed by Luigi Villoresi known for having designed the gardens of the Villa Reale of Monza.
The large halls, kitchens and prisons represent an exceptional synthesis between the austere medieval defensive architecture and the elegance of renaissance residences.
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
From the end of March to November: Sundays and Holidays. Weekdays only groups with reservation.
Via Del Castello, 5 29010 Agazzano Tel. 0523/975171 Fax 0523/325667
Sources: “Piacenza e la sua provincia” di Leonardo Cafferini, Nuova Litoeffe, Castelvetro Piacentino; 2005. “Piacenza un format che attrae i turisti” a cura dell’amministrazione provinciale di Piacenza, Fantigrafica s.r.l.; 2008. Picture: wikipedia