The castle, one of the most beautiful and best preserved in Emilia, is in Rivalta suggestive village, located on the banks of the river Trebbia. First evidence of the village goes back to 1048; in the first decade of 1300 its lord was Obizzo Landi, to whose ancient and noble family it belonged, through ups and downs, until the half of 1800, when it passed to the Zanardi Landi Counts branch of the family, who still own it. It is characterised by a mixture of styles,medieval, renaissance, baroque and e neoclassical. The guided tour of the castle lasts about an hour and ranges from references to the ancient, 11th century origins,(the donjon at the entrance of the borough), to the renaissance traits(the inner ward, the tower), and then goes along the stately interiors: the main hall, the characteristic branches kitchen, the elegant bedrooms, the pools room and, last but not least, the wonderful arms room, which are all remarkable for the rich furniture, the care for every detail, the pleasant feeling of lived in of the castle. The tour confirms the continuous blending of public-official and private dimensions; so memories of the battles fought throughout the centuries(Trebbia Battle between Hannibal and the Romans, the battle of Lepanto …) go along with the troubled lives of the castle inhabitants and their tragic destinies: the beautiful Bianchina Landi and the excellent cook Giuseppe still fascinate visitors with their stories, and still haunt the castle.Among the most famous guests of the castle, Princess Margaret of England who used to sleep inside the borough, in the ‘green room’ . Services offered:guided tours, book shop,wine tatsing areas where to tyr D.O.C. wines from the hills around Piacenza, bars and restaurants inside the borough.
TIMETABLE FROM MARCH 2019 TO OCTOBER 2019
Monday and Tuesday guided tour by reservation
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 am and 3.30 pm
Saturday :11.00 am, 2.00 pm, 3.20 pm, 4.40 pm, 6.00
Sundays and holidays: 10.30 am, 12.00 am, 2.00 pm, 3,20 pm and 4.40 pm, 6.00 pm