The castle of Torrechiara
Particular attention deserves the Camera d’Oro (golden room), whose
name comes from the leaves of gold that once covered the panels on the
The room still has a rare cycle of frescoes attributed to Benedetto Bembo depicting scenes of celebration of chivalric love referred to Bianca and Pier Maria.
It is still possible to recognize the crests of the two lovers, two hearts with the phrases “Digne et in aeternum” (worthy and ever) and “Nunc et Semper” (now and forever), demonstrating the eternity of their love.
The golden room overlooks a large portico built at the end of the XV century, when the castle lost its original military functions and became house.
There is a legend saying that in the castle during the nights of full moon, when the mist envelops the castle, it appears the ghost of a beautiful duchess, walled up by her husband, wandering into the tower of the manor offering passionate kisses to men on her way!!