The facade has two floors. The ground floor is characterized by five windows, the first floor by six. The windows on the ground floor are guarded by railing. The most interesting (and best preserved) is definitely the portal. It is characterized by a sandstone architrave with entablature, bearing the emblem of the Malaspina, it consists of two spaces. In the upper one is an eagle with a crowned head, below there is a thorny branch, symbol of this family.
Interior: The compartment which has maintained an artistic importance, is the kitchen (the first room on the left), which still retains a fireplace (it seems seventeenth century) and a well with pulley sliding of the rope to draw water.
Secure the history of the portal: the sixteenth century. The side entrance opens onto "Via Marconi" 8, one of the many narrow streets that make up the urban and leading to the square of the parish church.
Flaps covered with brick tile.s
VAULTS OR CEILINGS
Among the rooms that were possible to visit, the ceilings were prevailingly flat. The barrel-vaulted ceiling of the hallway entrance and the coffered wooden ceiling of the hall, definitely stand out.
You enter the building through two steps of sandstone.
External face: the lack of plaster now spread over the entire façade, highlights the building apparatus consisting of square stones and pebbles bound with mortar. The archway of the windows is brick arranged radially. Internal facing: as far as the rooms visited, painted plaster.
In a few rooms they have preserved the original flooring of terracotta tiles, of particularly artistic value. It could be possible that this building is where the Malaspina lived, whose gate dates from the sixteenth century, and was built at the time of the destruction of the nearby castle, maybe caused by military events or hegemonic struggles between municipalities and Lordships.
Source: Thesaurus montanus. I Beni Architettonici e Artistici della Comunità Montana Oltrepo Pavese, volume e CD rom, ed. Torchio de’ Ricci, Certosa di Pavia, 2003