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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Marilena Tarro Boiro (7 months ago)
Mother was ill, and was cared for very well. The staff is very helpful and the food is good. I am very satisfied with the service. I thank all the staff.
Massimo ANSELMETTI (8 months ago)
I can consider myself fully satisfied with the treatment reserved for my elderly mother after the two months spent in this structure. the internal staff has demonstrated professionalism, competence, availability and sensitivity; kindness, courtesy and correctness have also distinguished the management and administration; and I cannot fail to mention the location which deserves applause for its charm; congratulations also to Anteo!
nadia spezzati (8 months ago)
Bad experience and, above all, the request for formal explanations to the managers of the structure, shows absolute reticence. I would not recommend to anyone who cares about the well being of their loved ones.
maddalena Merlo (14 months ago)
My mother stayed with you for a few months. After being admitted to hospital, where we will never know what happened, she returned to the facility, where she died a few days ago. I have to thank you for all the love you gave her, for your kindness. For accompanying us in these last days. Thank you to all the staff for their affection and dedication.
Alberto Bertolotto (2 years ago)
I currently have my grandmother Racca Benedetta hospitalized at this facility, bad service. Medicines are not given at the right time as written by her doctor but all at random. In the last few weeks she has had the flu and they have not been able to call the doctor to visit her and I had to supply the medicines to cure her. I had to contact the doctor who would go to visit her because otherwise she risks pneumonia. I strongly advise against
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