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Vigoleno, a castle and a Historic Fortified Village

Patrol walkway

The Village of Vigoleno stands out for the elegance of its forms and the integrity of its defensive system.

Certified as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy and holder of The Orange Flag of the Italian Touring Club, Vigoleno is a perfect example of medieval housing logic.

The imposing crenellated walls, partly crossed by a panoramic patrol walkway, are dominated by the massive keep (with four floors which can be visited).

Going eastwards from the main square, where there is a 16th-century fountain,  you reach the Romanesque church of San Giorgio, dating back to the second half of the 12th century.

Vigoleno is a hamlet of the municipality of Vernasca, in the province of Piacenza. It is located on the ridge of a low hill and has a wide view of the surrounding valleys and hills…


What to visit in Vigoleno?