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Villages and Castles

The building recalls an anecdote regarding Piacenzas bishop, Mons. Antonio Ranza: in May 1860 he retreated in Travazzano Castle, in order not to be obliged to celebrate solennial religious rites for Vittorio Emanuele 2nd’s visit to Piacenza; therefore he was taken, disguised, to Masana castle to avoid his arrest. The only remainder of the original fortress, presently used as rural house, is one of the four towers.

Loc. Masana di Carpaneto