The Castle of Scipione is one of the most ancient Castles of Emilia Romagna and was built by Marquises Pallavicino in the XI century, inside the namesake and suggestive village. It still presents furnished rooms with historical witnesses of 1600, frescoes and coffered wooden ceilings. From the elegant loggia it is possible to admire the hill landscape. It has also 2 elegant suites de charme with panoramic view.
Scipione Castle is owned by the Marquises Pallavicino, one of Europe’s rare families with over a thousand years of history. It is still inhabited by descendants of this family and is located on the lush hills that dominate the Parco Fluviale Regionale dello Stirone, near Salsomaggiore Terme, within a picturesque medieval town.
It was built as a military fortress to defend Stato Pallavicino, a direct fief of the Holy Roman Empire, and it was of critical importance during the Middle Ages due to its strategic location. It was also a defense of multiple salt extraction wells, of which Pallavicino was the primary producer and merchant. Many testimonies from the 1600s may be found within the furnished chambers, including frescoes, coffered woodwork ceilings, and paintings.