Valperga Castle

Valperga, Italy

According to legend, Valperga Castle was founded during the second half of the 10th century by Dadone, father of King Arduino. The hamlet's fortresses, which date back to the 14th century - a period of major conflict between the Valperga family and the San Martino family, were renovated in the 16th century. But the structure of the fortress changed during the 17th century when the people, brought to their knees from conflict and dying of hunger, took possession of the walls and turned the ditches into fields for farming. It was Cristina di Francia, the unbendable Madama Reale, who put a stop to that and ordered that the walls be cleaned. The original shelter, partially preserved, has the residential rooms which were once used to stockpile food. When, during the second half of the 18th century, the Baron Carlo Giuseppe Coardi di Carpeneto became the owner of the fortress, he had a new wing built next to the original structure. This building, remodeled beginning in 1807, has, overtime, taken on the look of a Neo-Classical villa and is today, a retirement home for the elderly.

A tower with a rectangular layout that forms the entrance and the circular towers in the central body are what remain of the oldest part of the castle.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Barbara Fel (2 months ago)
Called several times to have an appointment with the manager. I have never been called back If the approach is already like this, I dare not imagine staying at the facility ... Cross above
lea somma (20 months ago)
Even if my father's presence in this structure was brief, we found a sweet place with attention to the smallest details as well as their collaborators. A special thank you from my dad for taking care of him on a human and nursing level. The comparison between hospital and nursing home has always been constant in synergy and at the service of the patient's good. Without neglecting the attention of dear Brunella who spent her time to give a smile and a thought to us familiar, with daily video calls, given the historical period. The synergy found makes us understand the presence of an always attentive and professionally prepared director, Francesca Hengel who welcomed us without any hesitation in the face of my father's serious and complex illness. Thank you
Diana Falcone (2 years ago)
In the 2 months of our 90 year old aunt's stay, we found competence and courtesy. Good organization in combination with human staff and managers. In addition, the location consists of a castle well restored in the interior and in the outdoor spaces (excellent example of recovery of the historical asset for social purposes) where guests can move easily and the rooms and rooms are always clean and well heated.
Marco Trione (3 years ago)
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