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Borgo Vico

Place:

Borgo Vico - 42026 Canossa

How to get there:

Accessibility
Location: Vico
Distance from the administrative capital: km 0.5
Route:
Located in the vicinity of Ciano d'Enza, on the SS 513 in the direction of Parma.

Tourist Area:

Tourist Area
Matildic zone

Geographic Area:

Geographic Zone
Apennines

Analytical text:

Description
The strategic importance of this very antique communications road contributed to the creation of tower houses with precise functions to garrison and offer advance defense against the forts of Canossa and Rossena behind the antique towers of Vico. You can still the one, which belonged to the Giovanni Viani family, isolated on the eastern side of the town.
Of the others there are now only traces, due to the reconstruction they were subject to over the years.
Inside a few buildings you can see renaissance fresco ornaments, which are proof of the past presence of wealthy families.
The hamlet, in part, retains its original urbanistic structure. Noteworthy is the rustic with 17th century dovecot tower of the Giovannini family. From the end of the 18th century an oratory dedicated to Sant'Antonio stood at the side of the dwelling, it was subsequently demolished and built a few meters away and "restored" in the 20th century after having gone serious damage during the war.
In the village there's another stone tower structure with double layer roof and traces of dovecot perches.
The waters of the Rio contain an abundant faunistic presence, which includes among other things, rare species of flashy colored dragonflies.
Last update: July 10, 2019

Municipality:

Canossa
Piazza Matteotti, 28 - loc. Ciano d'Enza
42026 Canossa (RE)
0522 248411
0522 248450

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