The origin of the Castle is documented since the twelfth century, but it was destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centuries, the last time at the beginning of the fifteenth century when a quadrangular plan with four towers on the sides was chosen and the entrance elevated (the traditional shape of a plain castle).

Today, it is still a quadrangular building with the ruins of the entrance tower and the ones of two other towers to the north.

The seigniory that held power for the longest time was that of the Confalonieri, who gave a boost to local agriculture starting especially from the fifteenth century with the creation of the Roggia di Balocco, generated by the Cervo River, essential for the agricultural activity. With the irrigation ditch, a mill was built for all the inhabitants, who were facilitated in grinding their grains in their area without the need to go elsewhere.

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