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Tower house in Cerredolo de' Coppi

Place:

Cerredolo de' Coppi - 42026 Canossa

How to get there:

Accessibility
Distance from the administrative capital: about km 12
From the administrative capital you take the SP 54 in the direction of Casina.

Tourist Area:

Apennines

Geographic Area:

Matildic zone

Analytical text:

Description
One of the first houses, entering the hamlet of Cerredolo, has a characteristic tower, well built and maintained belonging to the Muscatelli family.
It has a stone structure with four-layered roof of the 16th century.
A large brick dovecot cornice, with saw-edged motif runs around it while above you can see an eave ceiling with overlapping decorations where holes are placed for the swifts.
The rustic included, on the inside, an open gallery with various windows now bunged and restructured.
On the walls of the building ashlars and anthropomorph depictions stand out, they probably had greeting functions.
Massive ashlars protect the corners of the structure, whose walling is made of local sandstone, and on the surface of which there are traces of antique decorations.
The entire hamlet presents particular noteworthy architectural features: a peculiar characteristic are the anthropomorph images which appear in relief on the walls of the constructions.
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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