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Canossa Castle

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frenchi700 wrote a review Oct 2019
Derbyshire549 contributions241 helpful votes
When we on our balsamic vinegar tour our guide talked about Canossa castle and the history of Matilda. We figured it was worth driving out to and taking a look. We parked in the car park at the bottom of the hill and began climbing the steps. The view was beautiful and there was barely anyone around. We purchased our tickets in a little shop across from the gates. We saw the statue of Matilda and then made our way further up the hill. I know there isn't much left of the castle but it was beautiful to see. They are doing so much work on the hill to make sure it's all kept in good condition. Some areas were out of bounds due to the work they are doing. It wasn't until we left we realised people were hanging down and working on the rock on the hill to keep it stable. There is a little museum at the top, not much of it is in english. There was a very sweet lady in there who couldn't speak english but we managed to get some of what she was saying. We really enjoyed our visit and the views are just stunning.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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ford-ka-9-5 wrote a review Sep 2018
Warsaw, Poland341 contributions85 helpful votes
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The castle that you read about in history books has not been around for half a millenium so don't expect much, the views from the top of the hill, however, are magnificent. The place decidedly deserves a detour if you are somewhere near Parma but only history freaks will make it the main point of their journey. There is a small museum which explains (in Italian) its historical significance built on the spot where the early medieval castle once stood (the surviving ruins date from a later period).
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Umberto N wrote a review Nov 2016
Reggio Emilia, Italy205 contributions70 helpful votes
If you love history Canossa castle is a duty. On the top of a rock with a breathtaking landscape view on the Appenini ills. There lived Matilde the first qeen of Italy. It was middle age . She balanced the power between the Roman Pope and Emperor, Henry IV° from Germany (ancient Sassonia kingdom). That is the reason why Canossa it's so famous in Germany. A few of materials but of high historical interest. It takes not more than 30 minutes . They are very well use. Go there and think on historical signs. It's suggestive also for our "modern" time
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Date of experience: November 2016
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Viridiana2012 wrote a review May 2016
Bologna, Italy717 contributions175 helpful votes
It had been a long time I wanted to visit the place as I had been always fascinated by the figure of Matilde, the noblewoman who owned the castle. It is situated on top of a rock, extremely evocative, it almost feels like of of the romantic ruins you find in Germany or the UK (the weather the day I visited helped to create this athmosphere as it was grey and a bit rainy). What is left is just one wall of the church of the complex. However it is worth walking up to the ruin because of the wonderful view and the little musuem where you can find a lot of interesting information about the noblewoman and the history of the period (1000-1100). The castle is open during weekends for sure. Maybe worth checking opening times for the other days. You can also do a guided tour.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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ning q wrote a review Dec 2015
China4 contributions2 helpful votes
A great site worthy of warships from any people who have interest in medieval study and political science as well as tourism industry.
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Date of experience: December 2015
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