What to see in Grazzano Visconti, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the Castle, houses of the village and Cortevecchia.
Built around the castle at the behest of Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone in the early 1900s, Grazzano Visconti is a small artistic village with a medieval appearance, located in the province of Piacenza at the entrance to the Val Nure, in the Po valley, and surrounded by fertile fields and typical vineyards of the Colli Piacentini.
The castle, dating back to 1386, was built towards the end of the medieval era on the occasion of the marriage between Beatrice, sister of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, and Giovanni Anguissola.
The building, which has a square plan, has corners highlighted by four towers, two of which are circular and two square.
Inside there are various arcades, while outside a moat completely surrounds the castle.
The Castle Park also deserves to be visited, with a mixed garden, English and Italian, with its great variety of botanical species.
The external walls of the houses that make up the village are frescoed with subjects whose creator is still Count Giuseppe Visconti, who also created the designs of traditional Grazzanese costumes.
Nearby there is Cortevecchia, an agro-tourist area covering about 7000 square meters and destined largely as a green area for walks in the open air along freely accessible paths, consisting of various buildings that represent an example of very simple architecture, capable of testify how peasant life took place in the past.
Grazzano Visconti is also famous for the centuries-old craftsmanship of wood, iron and ceramics.
The events include the traditional Christmas market which takes place during the Christmas period.
In addition, on the last Sunday of May the Historical Procession of Grazzano takes place, a traditional medieval festival with entertainment including games and animation, while, on the second Sunday of September, the event entitled the Magic Day is held, dedicated entirely to children to make them relive the medieval tales.