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the medieval village of Tabiano Castello
(Salsomaggiore Terme (PR) - Emilia Romagna)
Tabiano Castello is a tiny hamlet a few miles from Salsomaggiore Terme.
Even if the castle and the church cannot be visited, we suggest a diversion to discover the hidden treasures of the Apennines.
In fact the castle is now a private residence used as a charming relais and the church is closed, but what you can see deserves in any case visit.
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A short history:
- The castle (12th and 13th century) was a fief of the Pallavicino marquises and was involved in the wars between Guelphs and Ghibellines.
During the 14th century it was disputed between the marquis Nicolò Pallavicino and the dukes of Milan.
The castle was completely restored and transformed in a private residence at the end of 1800.
- The Romanesque church, dedicated to the Saints Gervasius and Protasius, dates back to 16th century and was restored in 1907; the bell tower was rebuilt in 1950.
In the interior the paintings “The last supper” (1636) and “Gervasius and Protasius” (1841).
The usual remark due to the Italian bad habit unable to enhance its treasures:
no signs with historical and architectural information for the church as well as for the castle
text by: borgo-italia [only desktop]
photo by: gianni
publication date: 2014-01-08