Courtyard Bagolina

Description

Courtyard Bagolina , on the hills near Custoza, was built in the first half of the XVII century. It currently hosts a winery owned by the Checchini family.

The courtyard has been refurbished around the year 2000, both inside and outside. While refurbishing, an old underground cellar has been discovered, together with a secret underground passage. These two elements have obviously increased its historical value.

The whole courtyard had a great strategic importance during the first and the second Risorgimento wars (1848-1859): during the first Risorgimental war a crucial battle between the Piemontese Army and the Austrians Army was fought on the premises of the courtyard.

Piemontese soldiers saw strategic value in Courtyard Bagolina and asked the owners – the Palamidese family – to allow the use of the premises for the forthcoming battle against the Austrian Army. The Piemontese soldiers then managed to escape – and consequently save their lives – through a secret underground passage that back then leaded out into the open countryside.

 

The underground passage was unsealed a few years ago and can be walked through for a few dozen meters. During the excavations many agricultural tools were found.

How to get

From the A4 Motorway, take the exit to Sommacamopagna and follow the sign for Custoza.

Contatta le Terre del Custoza

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