Official Tourist Information Site of the Piacenza local editorial office


Villages and Castles
Rocca di Borgonovo, ph Archivio

Though dating back to the 13th century, it lost the original plan (it was, in effect, destroyed and rebuilt more than once);at present, its got a rectangular plan with only two corner square towers and architectural elements from the 14th and 15th centuries (crenellated medial battlement). Surrounded by a large moat, once filled with water, it has two entrances that used to be supplied with drawbridges. The 18th century courtyard inside has a three-order colonnade and a staircase with two synthetic flights and balusters.
Inside the fortress the town hall offices and private houses are located (therefore upper floors cannot be visited).

Piazza Garibaldi, 18

Weekday timetable:
9.00 am-12.30 pm