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Compiano Castle (Castello di Compiano)

Castello di Compiano



Location: Compiano, Parma  Map

Constructed: 9th century by Lombards




Description of Castello di Compiano


Castello di Compiano is located in Compiano, Parma region in Italy. The first military fortifications of Castello di Compiano were constructed here by the Lombard barbarian tribes in the 9th century. Lombards this stronghold as a base for control of an important trade route between Liguria and Emilia. During medieval times the citadel of Castello di Compiano was increased in size and protection. By the 16th century Castello di Compiano lost much of its military purpose. Castle's owners opened their state school here, minted their own currency and orphanage.









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