The Montegibbio Castle stands on the first hills of the Apennines to the right of the Secchia River, set on top of a hill next to his tower, that dominates the landscape below. Because of its elliptical shape testifies to its adaptation to the ground. The plant of the fort is that of a castle enclosure, the walls of which enclose the top of the hill encircling a courtyard, which is accessed after a short climb, of elliptical shape around which are arranged several buildings . In his irregularities fits the top of the hill by repeating the type of court closed its feudal world.
The fort dates back at the beginning of the tenth century and was built in a place belonging to Matilde di Canossa. Castle then followed the fate of Sassuolo and passed to the Della Rosa (first '300), the Este and Pio (1499) then return to the Este in 1599. It was only in 1636 the Boschetti family that was built the Castle. After the unification of Italy, the castle was bought by Giuseppe Borsari of Finale Emilia (1851) that, following the fashion of the time, He expanded the forest and began the renovation of the castle in medieval style mainly and then convert it into a summer residence.
The interior decorations and furnishings chosen denote that taste for antiquity that important at the time. Delicate rococo decorations brighten the access corridors on the top floor. Since the second half of 1700, thanks to those English writers who ambientarono their fascinating stories of chivalry in the background of picturesque medieval landscapes and intriguing shadows of mysterious castles, It comes the passion throughout the medieval world.
And the 1800 Romantic (dramatic and passionate between revolutionaries and uprisings finds its roots in the dark middle ages) who transformed this renewed passion for the most impressive past, in a true fashion.
Many summer residences and country, they were restored, reconstructed or built from scratch, recovering building topologies and their old styles of the medieval castle; and Montegibbio Castle is just one of those clear examples of nineteenth-century restoration and restructuring where it is possible to note the eclectic tastes of the period to the styles of the past freely interpreted: neogotico, Renaissance, rococò.