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Castelponzone, Scandolara Ravara

Where
Via Buschini, 3, Castelponzone, Scandolara Ravara (CR)

Our tour of the most beautiful villages around Cremona ends in Castelponzone, a former walled town with ties to the Ponzone family.

Nestled between the countryside and the Po river, this quiet and charming village has maintained its Renaissance architecture. Now that the walls have been flattened and the moat of the old castle has been filled, the facades of the buildings have been restored and the ancient cobbled streets have been restored, Castelponzone is ready to show visitors what remains of its precious heritage.

The local history is in plain sight wherever you look: the eighteenth-century mansion known as La Villa; the rural houses with flowered balconies overlooking the tranquil countryside; the farmyards and their barns, stables, granaries and manor houses; the typical sixteenth-century arcades with every style of arch; and the artisanal shops that recall the town's ancient vocations.  

Part of Scandolara Ravara, Castelponzone has been described as a rope stretched between the land and the river, a reference to the ropes that were produced from the local hemp and that made the village a hub of flourishing trade. As a result, the village was home to countless ropemakers over the centuries. You can get some insight into their lives at the Ropemakers' Museum, which houses a range of artefacts and machinery dating back to different eras.

Other village landmarks include the precious painting of Santa Lucia by Miradori, preserved in the seventeenth-century church, and the Chiesa Vecchia (Old Church) dedicated to the Madonna, Queen of Peace, a shining example of the transition between late Romanesque and Lombard Gothic architecture.

Take me here: Castelponzone, Scandolara Ravara

Places

Santi Faustino and Giovita Church

  • Art & Culture
Santi Faustino and Giovita Church
38 mt

Village of castelponzone

  • Villages
Castelponzone, Borghi Cremona
90 mt

The Ropemakers' Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Ropemakers' Museum
122 mt

Villa Medici del Vascello

The villa was acquired by the municipality of San Giovanni in Croce in 2005
  • Art & Culture
Villa Medici del Vascello
4.98 km

Santissima Trinità Church

  • Art & Culture
Santissima Trinità Church
5.09 km

Medici del Vascello Villa

Since 2005, the villa and the garden have been owned by the Municipality of San Giovanni in Croce and in 2014 they were opened again.
  • Art & Culture
Medici del Vascello Villa
5.1 km

San Zavedro Church

  • Art & Culture
San Zavedro Church
5.69 km

Mina della Scala Castle

Built at the end of the 16th Century to welcome the noble family Schizzi during the Summer, it offers a wonderful landscape
  • Art & Culture
Mina della Scala Castle
7.4 km

San Lorenzo Castle

  • Art & Culture
San Lorenzo Castle
8.95 km

Sommi Picenardi Villa

  • Art & Culture
Sommi Picenardi Villa
9.22 km

Diotti Museum

  • Art & Culture
Diotti Museum
11.44 km

Casalmaggiore’s Cathedral

The Cathedral is located at the end of Favagrossa Street. It is a Neo-Classical building built at the half of the 19th Century.
  • Art & Culture
Casalmaggiore’s Cathedral
11.53 km

Garibaldi Square in Casalmaggiore

  • Art & Culture
Garibaldi Square in Casalmaggiore
11.72 km

Piazza Garibaldi in Casalmaggiore

  • Art & Culture
Piazza Garibaldi in Casalmaggiore
11.76 km

Duomo of Casalmaggiore

The Duomo stands majestically at the end of Via Favagrossa. It is a neoclassical building, built in the mid-nineteenth century
  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Casalmaggiore
11.82 km

Santa Chiara Monastery

Magnificent sixteenth-century complex of 10,000 square meters, formerly the Clarisse Monastery, today a modern multi-purpose structure
  • Religious Tourism
Santa Chiara Monastery
11.82 km

Museo del Bijou

The realm of costume jewelery
  • Art & Culture
Museo del Bijou
11.84 km

San Giuseppe Church

  • Art & Culture
San Giuseppe Church
12.32 km

Sanctuary of the Lady of the Fountain

  • Art & Culture
Sanctuary of the Lady of the Fountain
12.43 km

Giacomo Matteotti Square

  • Art & Culture
Giacomo Matteotti Square
12.55 km

Where to sleep

KADEMATT

Scandolara Ravara
KADEMATT
348 mt

AI DUE GALLI

San Martino del Lago
AI DUE GALLI
1.08 km

LA CLOCHETTE

Solarolo Rainerio
LA CLOCHETTE
3.73 km

MOTEL CIRCUIT DRIVE

MOTEL CIRCUIT DRIVE
3.89 km

HOTEL NUVOLE

HOTEL NUVOLE
3.91 km

LE ROSE

Solarolo Rainerio
LE ROSE
4.44 km

LOCANDA LA MOTTA

Motta Baluffi
LOCANDA LA MOTTA
4.45 km

LOCANDA CA' ROSSA

San Giovanni in Croce
LOCANDA CA' ROSSA
4.66 km

LOCANDA CA' ROSSA

San Giovanni in Croce
LOCANDA CA' ROSSA
4.74 km

LA QUERCIA

San Giovanni in Croce
LA QUERCIA
5.02 km

LA TORRETTA

Torricella del Pizzo
LA TORRETTA
5.15 km

OSTELLO LA CANONICA

Motta Baluffi
OSTELLO LA CANONICA
6.27 km

LA MACINA

Gussola
LA MACINA
6.29 km

CASTELLO MINA DELLA SCALA

Casteldidone
CASTELLO MINA DELLA SCALA
7.39 km

CASA DOSSY

CASA DOSSY
8.48 km

LA BUTEGA DEL SELER

LA BUTEGA DEL SELER
8.62 km

B&B CASCINA VIOLINO

San Daniele Po
B&B CASCINA VIOLINO
8.68 km

LA FAVORITA

Casalmaggiore
LA FAVORITA
8.72 km

AGRITURISMO CANTONAZZO

AGRITURISMO CANTONAZZO
9.04 km

AL TRAGHETTO

Rivarolo Mantovano
AL TRAGHETTO
9.23 km