Province of Piacenza. Welcome to the Official Tourist Information SiteScudo Piacenza


via Roma, 19

In 1466 Bianca Maria Visconti, widow of the Duke Francesco Sforza, gave S. Pietro in Cerro's fief to the Barattieri Family. Jurisconsult Bartolomeo Barattieri completed it starting from an already existing ancient fortress .
The castle has never undergone serious changes throughout the centuries and offers today a good example of 15th century stately mansion. It has a square plan, with a donjon at the entrance, which was one supplied with a drawbridge, and two round towers protecting the North Side. The inner ward is characterised by a douyble layer of arcades. These are followed by the kitchen, the oven the dining rooms and, on the first floor, two great Halls and the Historical Library (volumes about the history of Piacenza and its province from 1490 to the present)).
In the suggestive attic a museum has been created: MIM - Museum in Motion, important contemporary art private collection. The museum develops along the rounds parapet from the donjon to the two corner towers.

Possibility of organizing conventions, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, concerts, ceremonies (upon reservation, calling the numbers mentioned below).

Tour itinerary: subterraneans, ground floor, first floor, second floor, inner ward, outside. Workshops for schools available. 

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Open during the week only upon reservation for groups and schools only (least 10 people)
Holiday time
Guided tours in the morning at 11.00 am; in the afternoon at 3:00 - 4:00 - 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Opening times
Guided tours from March to 2th November only on Sunday and Festive days; on weekdays upon reservation
Entrance fee
Euro 8,00 (castle and MIM museum)
Children from 6 to 12 years Euro 6.00; Euro 7,00 (owners of Ducato card -Associazione Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza)
children up to 5 years old.
How to get there
Parking and bus stop opposite, partially accessible to the disabled (ground floor).
Disabled access
not accessible to disabled people (only the rooms on the ground floor are accessible, where there are PCs to view the works exhibited at MIM Museum in Motion),
Information Office
Last update
Tuesday, 05 March 2019
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone