A journey through history
Built in the early 11th century by Alberto Pallavicino, the Castle of Contignaco is a medieval manor house located near the small village of Contignaco, in Salsomaggiore Terme.
The building stands on top of a hill and has a regular layout around a square inner courtyard. It is surrounded by lush nature, with beautiful centuries-old oaks, cedars, cypresses and laurels.
Rebuilt several times over the centuries, the castle features stone façades with very few windows. This strikingly austere complex also includes a medieval keep with a square layout, which towers 30 metres above the surrounding valleys, and a large entrance gate to the manor house.
Today, the ancient castle has been completely restored and converted into a winery, which is open to the public for guided tours and events. Don’t miss the park surrounding the manor house, the Sala delle Feritoie (Hall of the Louvers), Sala degli Stemmi (Hall of the Coats of Arms) and Sala del Camino (Hall of the Fireplace), and the small dungeon at the bottom of the tower.