Official Tourist Information Site of Salsomaggiore Terme - Italy

Terra de Salsis – The Salt Castles


Terra de Salsis – The Salt Castles

On the hills around Salsomaggiore, in medieval times, were built by the powerful Marquis Pallavicino numerous castles in strategic positions, guarding the precious salt flats: Scipione, Tabiano, Contignaco, Bargone (the latter not visitable) and the Gallinella, of which only a few ruins remain.

1 Castello di Tabiano
2 Castello di Scipione
3 Castello di Contignaco
Crossed locations
  • 1  Castello di Tabiano
  • 2  Castello di Scipione
  • 3  Castello di Contignaco
Itinerary highlights

Castle of Tabiano

The Castle was built during XII and XIII centuries and was completly renewed at the end of XIX century when it was reconverted in a private house.

Castle of Scipione

The Castle of Scipione of the Pallavicino Marquees is the most ancient castle of the region and the only one still inhabitated by the descendants of the Pallavicino family.

Castle of Contignaco, Aldighieri's Fortress

Adalberto Pallavicino built the fortress during the XI century and seems that its main tower 30 meters high was built in 1030.

Subscribe to the newsletter

Stay updated on the news of Salsomaggiore and Tabiano Terme.

Comune Salsomaggiore

Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to write us for any questions or information.