Zavattarello is a small town dating to the Medieval era, lying at the foot of a rounded hill, among woods, vineyards and farm fields. Atop the wooded hill stands the a castle built by the fourteenth-century mercenary captain Jacopo del Verme. Surrounding the village are the table-lands and peaks of the Oltrepò highlands, crisscrossed by roads offering wonderful views. Below the castle is a part of town called Su di Dentro ("the inner village"). Once it was the heart of the borgo. The town was well known for its shoemakers, or savatèn. Cobbling was the trade that gave this place its name.