Dal Verme Castle of Zavattarello
All made of stone, with 4 meters deep walls, the castle is a great building studied from military architects, with his fortified garden, the stables, the external chapel, his 40 rooms.
From the terrace and the tower you can see a special panorama: green fields, windy woods, hills with other castles - Montalto Pavese, Valverde, Torre degli Alberi, Pietragavina. For a better territorial control, there were other smaller towers, unfortunately ruined.
The castle dominates the ancient village on the hillside. The inhabitants mantained the hill completely free from trees to see the enemies arriving. But now all the hill is a 79 acres protected area.
In the fortified garden there was a war school known alla over Europe, founded by Jacopo Dal Verme in the heart of the lands of his family.