Corte Piazza - 42035 Castelnovo Ne Monti
How to get there:
Località: Castelnovo nè Monti
Percorso: Da Reggio Emilia si raggiunge percorrendo la SS 63 in direzione Passo del Cerreto
Distanza da Reggio Emilia km 44
It's a center with a directional plan enclosed by a noble tower house. The entire center has remarkable architectural characteristics with features referring to the 15th –16th century.
In the first building there's an archivolted portal of the 16th century with reliefed impost jambs. The complex presents traces of raised portals and windows of previous ages.
In another building you can see a court with open gallery with three lighted architrave with small pillars of modeled sandstone.
The entrance portal is placed on a more antique stone entry with convex impost corbels.
In the basement rooms there's a narrow portal with initialed architrave with the symbol of the cross perhaps referring to the 14th century. The rural nucleus is centered around the Baschieri tower house.
The complex presents a 16th century style even if it was subsequently subject to enlargement.
Even the original diamond shaped portal was substituted in the ‘60's with a similar model. The tower has a square shaped plan with a four-layered rod tile cover.
The masonry stone surface has been covered by a raw whitewash of cement.
Noteworthy is a bunged window with architrave and sculpted jambs with symbols and geometric decorations.
On the inside there's a stone fireplace, once engraved with ferns and birds with the Bernardian cultural symbol and the initials "L – P" dating to the 16th century.
Last update: March 8, 2021