Carpineti Castle

Carpineti Castle (Carpinete Castle) is 16 km from Villa Villacolle.

“The date of construction is not known with certainty. It was owned by the Countess Matilde of Canossa and it is certain that already in 1077 Pope Gregory VII took refuge there to defend himself from Henry IV and dated Carpineti numerous acts of his government. The Countess Matilde In the year 1092, which had become his favorite seat, he held in the castle, a “placitus”, or congress, with Eriberto, bishop of Reggio, and other prelates to decide whether to continue the war against Henry IV. dated many government acts and a second placitus was held there in 1114.” (wikipedia)

Picture of Fabrizio Misero