Texts by Marzio Dall'Acqua, Giuseppe Cirillo
1999 / 120 PAGES.
Language: Two editions: Italian, English
This volume sets out to be the first step towards the restoration of the Rocca di Sala Baganza and its history, showcasing the masterpieces of its 16th and 18th-century decorations and the ravages they have undergone.
In the wooded and secluded Val Baganza, on the rolling hills of the province of Parma, for millennia Sala found itself at the centre of a little-populated and indesirable area, far from lines of communication and trade and commerce routes. Reconstructing the history of Sala means reconstructing both the events that led to the creation and preservation – in the heartof the Middle Ages – of a large and still-intact original forest, and the historical events that saw the small town take centre stage. The thick walls of the ancient Rocca di Sala Baganza hide astounding artistic secrets – such as the magnificent and unknown cycles of paintings that embellished the castle where the fates of the aristocratic Sanvitale and Farnese families are intertwined.