Luogo Categoria: Art and Culture, Squares, streets and contrade, Towns and Villages, I Magnifici Borghi del Parco del Treja, archaeological_itinerary_treja, Art and Nature Trek Itinerary, and Treja River Itinerary
The borgo of Mazzano Vecchio rises on a tufaceous spur overlooking the Treja Valley. Enter the ancient town through an arch embedded in the baronial palace of the Biscia, which features the coat of arms of the noble family. The many buildings within the 17th-century town walls are dated to different epochs, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. The historic centre hosts the 15th-century baronial palace of Everso and Dolce degli Anguillara. The ruins of the church of St. Nicola are sited in the highest part of the borgo, Piazza dell’Antisà. The ancient structure, realized on the design of Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, dates back to the 16th century and was knocked down in 1940.
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