Torrechiara is a frazione of the comune of Langhirano, in the province of Parma, northern Italy. It is especially known for its massive castle, built by Pier Maria II Rossi, count of San Secondo, between 1448 and 1460.
Location: Tarrytown, New York History: This romantic Gothic Revival house was designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, and has been the home of former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. The house overlooks the Hudson River and has a wealth of decorative arts. Visit: The house is open for tours Friday through Monday.
Ford Castle built 1287 in Northumberland, England. Quadrangular type with four corner towers, three of which survived. It was converted into a mansion in 1694. The castle is now in the ownership of Northumberland County Council and is used as an educational establishment. Photo: northofthetyne.co.uk