Castles_and_Palaces (CnP): Could you please introduce your family?
Corazza Family (CF): The Corazza family is originally from the Blenio Valley, in the Canton Ticino in Switzerland. At the end of 18th century the family settled in Italy, in Parma, and bought a property in the Po Valley. Tabiano Castle is the fruit of a romantic love story between Giacomo Corazza and his wife Rosa Gatti. They explored the hills surrounding Parma in a gig to look for a home to grow their children and when they saw the Castle they chose it at first sight! They decided this would be their home, even if, due to its very poor conditions, they had to invest a considerable amount of time and money to restore it. Luckily, this was not a major obstacle, since Rosa had inherited a large fortune from her father Carlo, also known in London as the 'King of Ice'. The man owned a fleet of vessels to import ice from Norway and had many other businesses in the capital, including restaurants and cafés concerts. Now we are a large family, with a fantastic 92 years old Papa, three sisters and a brother, six nephews and Daria, the great granddaughter, the sixth generation of the family.
CnP: What a large family indeed - do you feel your roots are here?
CF: Definitely. For us it is a magical place, where we feel at home. We cherish our childhood memories.