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Village of castelponzone

Where
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

Santissima Trinità Church

  • Art & Culture
Santissima Trinità Church
5 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
5.01 km

San Zavedro Church

  • Art & Culture
San Zavedro Church
5.61 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
7.31 km

San Lorenzo Castle

  • Art & Culture
San Lorenzo Castle
8.95 km

Sommi Picenardi Villa

  • Art & Culture
Sommi Picenardi Villa
9.24 km

Diotti Museum

  • Art & Culture
Diotti Museum
11.38 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
11.47 km

Garibaldi Square in Casalmaggiore

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Garibaldi Square in Casalmaggiore
11.66 km

Piazza Garibaldi in Casalmaggiore

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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 jewelery
  • Art & Culture
Museo del Bijou
11.78 km

San Giuseppe Church

  • Art & Culture
San Giuseppe Church
12.32 km

Sanctuary of the Lady of the Fountain

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Sanctuary of the Lady of the Fountain
12.36 km

Giacomo Matteotti Square

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Giacomo Matteotti Square
12.55 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

HOTEL NUVOLE

HOTEL NUVOLE
3.98 km

LOCANDA LA MOTTA

Motta Baluffi
LOCANDA LA MOTTA
4.53 km

CASTELLO MINA DELLA SCALA

Casteldidone
CASTELLO MINA DELLA SCALA
7.3 km

LA BUTEGA DEL SELER

LA BUTEGA DEL SELER
8.58 km

LA FAVORITA

Casalmaggiore
LA FAVORITA
8.66 km

LUNA RESIDENCE HOTEL

Casalmaggiore
LUNA RESIDENCE HOTEL
10.4 km

IL TEATRO

Casalmaggiore
IL TEATRO
11.96 km

B&B ALL'ATTICO

Calvatone
B&B ALL'ATTICO
12.24 km

PALAZZO QUARANTA

Isola Dovarese
PALAZZO QUARANTA
12.47 km

VILLA CANTONI MARCA - PARCO CAPPUCCINI

Sabbioneta
VILLA CANTONI MARCA - PARCO CAPPUCCINI
14.79 km