Fortress of Sarzano

Place:

Sarzano - 42034 Casina

Municipality:

CASINA
P.zza IV Novembre, 3, 42034 Casina (RE)
0522 604711, 0522 609464
casina@cert.provincia.re.it
www.comune.casina.re.it

Contacts:

  • 0522 604712 Comune di Casina (biblioteca)

How to get there:

Accessibility
Distance from administrative capital km 1
From Casina you take the Provincial road 11 in the direction of Sarzano and after about 1 km you get to the Rock

Tourist Area:

Apennines

Additional notes:

The castle area is being restored while restoration operations done on the underlying church terminated in 1999 and will be used as a multi-use center.

Analytical text:

Description
The most important monumental property of the Casina territory is the Castle of Sarzano with the annexed hamlet. It was mentioned in an antique deal of sale of Atto Adalberto, ancestor of Countess Matilde's, of 958. The castle was to defend the road, which climbed from Reggio Emilia towards the passes for Tuscany.
The current plan with double enclosure walls, three courts donjon and squared tower, dates back to the XV century, to the times of Marquis Nicolò III d'Este.
A recent restoration is to have the few remaining structures resurface, even though they represent a minimum part of the original ones they have interesting significance.
What is left of the antique structure is the tall tower, used as a bell tower, the imposing donjon with Guelf battlement equipped with piombatoi and covered by a roof and the remains of a wall enclosure.
The big tower constitutes the most interesting feature of the complex.

Last update: June 13, 2022