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Castles experience

We will guide you through the area that was once known as the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, a region of exceptional beauty, where the centuries-old history of Castles and medieval villages is told through stories and legends of ladies, knights and ghosts. Rolling hills planted with vines or covered with pristine and verdant woods will welcome you to a place where history, charm and traditions create a fairy-tale atmosphere.

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DAY 1

Gateway to the Val Parma, Langhirano will let you into the secrets behind the production of world-famous Parma ham, and then will lead you to the strada dei castelli (castle way). The frescoed castle of Torrechiara will watch over you as a silent guardian overlooking an idyllic valley, until you reach the ancient fortress of Montechiarugolo, which overhangs the stream Enza. There begins the final stage of your journey towards Parma, named “Creative City of Gastronomy” by UNESCO.

 

DAY 2

Parmigiano Reggiano, another world-famous excellence, will be your guide to enchanting and mysterious places. You will soon understand why the Ducal Palace of Colorno is also called “little Versailles”, and will be fascinated by the legends and ghosts of Soragna castle, also known as Rocca Meli Lupi.

 

DAY 3

When you enter the valleys situated in the province of Piacenza, you will be dumbfounded. Discover the Val d’Arda and its two gems, Castell’Arquato and Vigoleno, two medieval villages part of the “Borghi più belli d’Italia” network (Italy’s most beautiful villages); enter the Val Trebbia and fall in love with the same amazing landscapes that mesmerized Ernest Hemingway and Leonardo Da Vinci.

 

DAY 4

Feel like in a fairy tale and wake up in the wonderful Rivalta castle, with its magnificent rooms and its thousand-year-old furnishings. The castle of San Pietro in Cerro, a cultural venue with a long and illustrious history, is the final stage of your trip in the Piacenza area. We do hope that, after this amazing experience, you will want to come back soon.

 

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