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Village of castelponzone

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Castelponzone (CR)

A rope connecting earth and river – the ancient walled village of Castelponzone (CR) has a distinct Renaissance flavour (even without walls).

It rises over the placid countryside of Cremona evoking memories of the past when trade flourished and draped ropes were a common sight. The agriculture-handicraft industry weaves a fabric of land, hemp ropes and shops. The heart of everything was always the countryside and the Po, which once flowed only 2 km away. Life thrived in the narrow village streets under the sixteenth century arcades, with taverns, shops and cellars.

The red bricks laid bare under flaking plaster reveals forgotten stories. Here there was a castle: now the walls have been flattened and the moats filled leaving a village that wants to be reborn.

Castelponzone has given life to the facades, closed off traffic and restored the original cobblestone paving to allow visitors to experience the history between the parish church and the eighteenth-century mansion known as the villa, with its portico of Doric U columns. The rest are rural houses, often embellished with balconies and flowered windows, immersed in the quiet of the plain, bounded by ring road that traces the route of the ancient walls.

Beyond remain scattered houses and agricultural courts, among green expanses of fields and country lanes: porches, barns, stables, drinking troughs, portals and of course the manor houses and labourers.

You come here for the country life, for the nostalgia of the rows of trees that mark the fields, for the views of the plains: open horizons, the smell of flowers and the flow of water. Simple life and delicious cuisine.


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Places

Santi Faustino and Giovita Church

  • Art & Culture
Santi Faustino and Giovita Church
120 mt

The Ropemakers' Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Ropemakers' Museum
212 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
4.89 km

San Lorenzo Castle

  • Art & Culture
San Lorenzo Castle
8.95 km

Piazza Garibaldi in Casalmaggiore

  • Art & Culture
Piazza Garibaldi in Casalmaggiore
11.7 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
11.75 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
11.75 km

Museo del Bijou

The realm of costume juwelery
  • Art & Culture
Museo del Bijou
11.78 km

Isola Dovarese

A town in the Cremonese area famous for the 'Palio delle Contrade', stands on a small terrace overlooking the Oglio river
  • Villages
Isola Dovarese, boroughs Cremona
12.56 km

Where to sleep

KADEMATT

Scandolara Ravara
KADEMATT
434 mt

AI DUE GALLI

San Martino del Lago
AI DUE GALLI
1.06 km

LA CLOCHETTE

Solarolo Rainerio
LA CLOCHETTE
3.66 km

HOTEL NUVOLE

HOTEL NUVOLE
3.98 km

LE ROSE

Solarolo Rainerio
LE ROSE
4.36 km

LOCANDA LA MOTTA

Motta Baluffi
LOCANDA LA MOTTA
4.5 km

LOCANDA CA' ROSSA

San Giovanni in Croce
LOCANDA CA' ROSSA
4.65 km

LA QUERCIA

San Giovanni in Croce
LA QUERCIA
4.93 km

LA TORRETTA

Torricella del Pizzo
LA TORRETTA
5.18 km

LA MACINA

Gussola
LA MACINA
6.25 km

OSTELLO LA CANONICA

Motta Baluffi
OSTELLO LA CANONICA
6.36 km

CASTELLO MINA DELLA SCALA

Casteldidone
CASTELLO MINA DELLA SCALA
7.3 km

CASA DOSSY

CASA DOSSY
8.43 km

LA FAVORITA

Casalmaggiore
LA FAVORITA
8.66 km

B&B CASCINA VIOLINO

San Daniele Po
B&B CASCINA VIOLINO
8.78 km

AGRITURISMO CANTONAZZO

AGRITURISMO CANTONAZZO
9.04 km

AL TRAGHETTO

Rivarolo Mantovano
AL TRAGHETTO
9.14 km

L'ATELIER

Rivarolo Mantovano
L'ATELIER
9.72 km

AGRITURISMO RIVIERA OGLIO

AGRITURISMO RIVIERA OGLIO
10.38 km

LUNA RESIDENCE HOTEL

Casalmaggiore
LUNA RESIDENCE HOTEL
10.4 km