Italian Castles - Castle Of Roccabianca by paolo1955
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Featured in RB Explore Photography Page October – 14 – 2012

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Castle Of Roccabianca

Under Pier Maria Rossi, the town’s feudal lord, the castle was built in the 6th decade of the XV century: according to legend, the lord dedicated it to his lover Bianca Pellegrini, from which the town gets its name.

Basically, it is a castle set on a square plan with long sides running perpendicular to the town roads which lead to the market square (Minozzi Square) in such a way that it is found right in the heart of the residential area. Its evident nature is not only romantically residential, but also distinctly defensive and couldn’t be otherwise considering the bloody battles between the Rossi family and the Pallavicino family. This can be seen in the imposing corner rams on the southern axis, in the pyramid base of the podium on which the fort rests, and in the slopes.
Above the wall there is a two-story watchtower set in the courtyard opposite the main entranceway: the structure is similar to those in Torrechiara, Noceto, Varano Melegari e Castelguelfo. The complex’s architectonic elements reveal the various epochs and changes.

The interior houses a valuable frescoed ceiling attributed to Niccolò da Varallo, with the Stories of Griselda (dealing with the noted decameron novel) and the astrological cycle, commissioned by Pier Maria Rossi, which in 1897 was torn and transferred to the Castello Sforzesco Museum in Milano.
One can still see traces of light blue on the once-frescoed ceiling of the first floor, which hints to a rossiano gesture. This recently restored private property from the late XV century, with its recovered coffered ceilings, is open to the public only upon reservation.

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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Comments

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 5 years ago

    Oh wow, this is so unique looking and I just love the B&W. Awesome capture !!

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    brilliant

  • Thanks my friend for your kind words and support.

    – paolo1955

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 5 years ago

    Very interesting narrative, and very good B&W image. Thanks for showing it to us.

  • Thanks so very much, so happy you like this, comments like yours make it all worth while!

    – paolo1955

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 5 years ago

  • THANK YOU , I’M SO VERY PLEASED AND HONOURED ABOUT YOUR APPRECIATION.

    – paolo1955

  • Cathy Cale
    Cathy Caleover 5 years ago

    WINNER OF THE LATEST HISTORY GROUP CHALLENGE…WAY TO GO!!

  • THANK YOU , I’M SO VERY PLEASED AND HONOURED ABOUT YOUR APPRECIATION.

    – paolo1955

  • Renaud-Claire
    Renaud-Clairealmost 5 years ago

    Magnifique château et très belle photo !

    Claire et Renaud

  • Thanks my friends for your kind remarks in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 5 years ago

    very nice, shaped almost like a boat

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you

    – paolo1955

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

    What a fantastic looking building! Great work, Paolo

  • Hi Trish,Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955


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