Vigoleno (Piacenza) – Il castello di “Lady Hawke”

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    Il castello di Vigoleno diventò nei primi anni '80 il set di parte delle riprese del film “Lady Hawke” del regista Richard Donner con Rutger Hauer e Michelle Pfeiffer.
    Il borgo medioevale di Vigoleno, in provincia di Piacenza, è un integro complesso fortificato posto di su un rilievo dominante le colline circostanti. Costituisce un modello dell’architettura abitativa medioevale, rimasto intatto nelle strutture edilizie e nelle testimonianze storiche.
    La fondazione presumibilmente risale al X secolo ma la prima documentazione dell’esistenza è del 1141 quando era avamposto del Comune di Piacenza. Successivamente venne più volte distrutto e ricostruito.
    Nel 1922 la principessa Ruspoli Gramont lo fece restaurare interamente e lo innalzò a sede di incontri culturali e mondani: accolse Gabriele D'Annunzio, l'attore Douglas Fairbanks, Max Ernst, Alexandre Iacovleff, Jean Cocteau, l’attrice Mary Pickford, la scrittrice Elsa Maxwell, il pianista Arthur Rubinstein. Attualmente appartiene al circuito dei “Castelli del ducato di Parma e Piacenza”, è nel novero de “I borghi più belli d'Italia” ed è stato insignito della bandiera arancione dal Touring Club Italiano per l’opera di conservazione ambientale.

    Vigoleno (Piacenza) - The castle of the movie “Lady Hawke”
    The medieval town of Vigoleno in the early '80s became the set of the movie “Lady Hawke” of Richard Donner with Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer.
    It is an intact fortified complex situated on the border with the province of Piacenza and Parma and placed on a hill dominating the surrounding others. It shows a standard architecture of the middle ages, remained intact in the building structures and historical evidence.
    The foundation probably dates from the tenth century but it the first documentation of the existence of the Commune of 1141 when it was an outpost of the city of Piacenza and was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt.
    In 1922 the princess Ruspoli Gramont restored it completely and raised to the status of cultural meetings location and social events: hosted the writer Gabriele D'Annunzio, Douglas Fairbanks, Max Ernst, Alexander Iacovleff, Jean Cocteau, Mary Pickford, Elsa Maxwell, the pianist Arthur Rubinstein.
    Currently it belongs to the cultural circuit of the "Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza," to the panel of "The most beautiful villages in Italy" and it was awarded for its environmental conservation by the orange flag of the Italian Touring Club.

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