Castelponzone is a locality of the town of Scandolara Ravara, a village that seems frozen in a time when agriculture was the livelihood of every Lombardy settlement. Here, each element still speaks of the link between people and farming: the surrounding fields, changing color with the seasons; the simple homes, along street-fronts lined with arched porticos; haylofts, granaries and stables; the broad horizons, with agricultural machines raising distant plumes of dust. The historic center is enchanting, particularly the graceful porticos along the main street. As you stroll down these lanes, it's easy to imagine the days of bustling farm markets. The mind is quickly transported to another time.