The Historical Center

In the second half of the 1500s, Vespasiano Gonzaga plans to expand the Castrum Riparoli, quintupling its size. The refoundation is referable to the marquis ordinance of the summer of 1567: “… a public proclamation and commandment is made public, that no exempt and privileged citizen, living in the villas and places subjected to the Marquis of Sabbioneta, … do not hesitate to stay out under the penalty of loss of immunity and exemptions for the heads “. In the following decades the Borgo will take shape with new road layouts, enclosed by a circle of walls of over 2 km with 3 city gates, but above all with the arcaded square on which the Palazzo Pretorio faces. The urban layout referable to the Vespasian expansion has a north-west south-east position that supports the Roman centuriation, still found in the surrounding agricultural tracks, and incorporates some pre-existing structures such as the Vicolo della Chiesa, the probable permanence of a late ancient castrum.

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