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  • Manservisi Castle

    (castles, towers, bell towers a Porretta Terme)

    Contact: Tel. 0534/29133 Fax
    Via Manservisi, 1 40046 Castelluccio, Municipality of Alto Reno Terme BO
    Tel. 0534/29133  
    Getting here: At the entrace of Castelluccio, if driving from Porretta Terme.

    The castle is located at the entrance of the village of Castelluccio. For several years the building hosted a Summer holiday home for children. The building currently houses the local association “Pro Loco Il Faggio" (open from July to September) and the restaurant "Il Castello".
    The building is known as “Castello Vecchio” (old castle) or “Castello Manservisi”. The building dates back to the XVI century, but in the XIX century the owner Alessandro Manservisi heavily modified its features and transformed it into a Neo-gothic castle with Tuscan elements, by adding battlements, by closing old windows with architrave and creating new single and double lancet windows; he also added pointed arches above a number of doors. The overall structure was also slightly modified, with the addition of a round tower with battlements on the west side. The exterior of the castle is a great example of the typical stone carving technique that was popular in the area around the end of the XIX century; the building also features remarkable examples of wrought iron, such as lamps and rings for attaching horses. Worth of mention are also the wood main door and the wood gate on the south side; the interior still features decorated wooden ceilings, walls laminated with wood, ceramic rosettes, stuccos and tapestries. Overall, the castle can be defined as a typical example of Neo-Romantic and eclectic architecture that was fashionable over the past three decades of the XIX century and at the very beginning of the XX century.

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    • Castelluccio

  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 19/11/18     (NewsID: 20009)
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