Medieval castle in the Bolognese Hills

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Cod.: GS-3423

The village of Castello di Serravalle has been at the centre of countless disputes since ancient times. In fact, in Roman-Byzantine times, it was known as Verabulum and was one of the key points of the fortifications designed to protect the borders of the Empire. This medieval village, fortified 320 metres above sea level, was conquered and destroyed by the Lombards in the 13th century AD. Later rebuilt on the ancient foundations, in the 9th century it was already host to Charlemagne, on his way to Rome to be crowned emperor. Until 1109 it was a fief of Matilda of Canossa and was then bitterly contested between the Ghibelline Modena and the Guelph Bologna because of its obvious strategic military importance. Of the ancient fortification, which gives its name to the town, today the medieval entrance and some buildings remain, which you now have the unique opportunity to own: the mediaeval tower, built in 1227 and modified in 1523, the 18th-century Palazzo, converted from an ancient covered loggia and noble residence of the Boccadiferro family until the end of the 19th century, a large two-storey caretaker’s house, the hanging garden and the large park that encloses the entire village in what was once the site of the moat and the town wall. Today, thanks to continuous restoration work and constant maintenance, this complex hosts important events and increasingly exploits its unchanged strategic value, between Bologna and Modena, thanks to the traditional activities and new opportunities of this booming area: agritourism farms, vineyards dedicated to the production of Pignoletto and DOC Colli Bolognesi wines, an 18-hole golf course (just 5 km away), large companies such as Ferrari, Philip Morris, etc, the new ‘Valsamoggia’ motorway junction, hiking trails, cycle paths, etc.
Another possibility, of course, is to bring this place back to life as it has been since the 18th century: a dwelling dedicated to contemplation and relaxation. Deciding to live here with one’s family could mean changing one’s life into a dream, amid history and legends, admiring the infinite variations of an enchanting landscape every day and watching one’s children grow up, playing with their grandparents, happy and in the midst of nature.

Medieval fortress 296 sq m, Palazzo Boccadiferro 1,151 sq m, Caretaker’s House 308 sq m = 1,755 sq m total surface area of the buildings.
Roof garden and courtyard areas 4,434 sqm, Castle Park (the ancient moat that surrounded the village) 10,387 sqm = total land area 14,812 sqm.

Property Details

  • Exposed stone
  • Panoramic View
  • Private park
  • Garage/Private Parking
  • Porch
  • Not remote
  • Independent heating
  • Irrigation System
  • Excellent Access
  • Wi-Fi

Property features

1755 sm

over 30 km from the sea


14512 mq

Where the property is located

Medieval castle in the Bolognese Hills


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