Torrechiara Castle

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torrechiara castle

Torrechiara Castle is a massive castle built by Pier Maria II Rossi (1413-1482), count of San Secondo, between 1448 and 1460.
The building was thought not only as a defensive structure, but also as mansion for the count's lover, Bianca Pellegrini, for which a famous hall, the Camera d'Oro ("Golden Chamber") was built with decorations by Benedetto Bembo, sibling of Bonifacio Bembo.
The Courtyard of Honour of the castle is the setting for the Torrechiara Festival, dedicated to the great soprano Renata Tebaldi.

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Location
Torrechiara, province of Parma, Italy
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Built
15th century

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