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Rocca of Soragna

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Rocca Meli Lupi di Soragna

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Rocca of Soragna

The building has a square plan, with four towers at the sides and a fifth at the center of the main facade, and is surrounded by a wide moat on the south-east sides: it was built in the 1385 by the Marquis Bonifacio and Antonio Lupi, under license Duke of Milan Gian Galeazzo Visconti. It had to undergo structural reconstructions in the 500, and in the following century - the original defensive systems disappeared - everything was finalized to the magnificent residence of the owner and his Court, thus achieving the current appearance.

Today a charming place where to organize charming events in the frame of a sumptuous historical residence of Emilia Romagna.

The history of the Rocca di Soragna

The Fortress was built in 1385 by the Marquises Bonifacio and Antonio Lupi who in the 1347 had had by Charles IV the feudal investiture on the territory, power that they exercised until the Napoleonic suppressions. It is probable that the first fort, with a square plan and with the four towers on the sides, would have been built for a year, while the outer wall was completed in the 1392. At that time the building appeared as a mighty fortress equipped with every defense against external attacks. With the passage of time and the consolidation of the Lordships, the fights between th