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Castles of the duchy: strongholds and palaces of enchanting splendor

  • 4h
  • Min 1 person
  • Languages; Italian, English, French
  • Difficoltà: 1
  • Meeting: Hotel
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The ancient duchy of Parma and Piacenza is full of castles and noble palaces, built over the centuries by the richest and most important families in the area. Torrechiara castle tour, Fontanellato tour and much more..

Assemble your experience! Discover the many  Castles of Parma and Piacenza Duchy. Enticing strongholds that bear memories of an exciting past. How about a visit to the romantic Golden Room in Torrechiara? Or a visit in Fontanellato where, still nowadays, the moat survives and protect its inmates?

Every single one of these castles has its own character and personality that makes it unique and different from the others. In Soragna Fortress, seat of the Meli-Lupi family, it is possible to admire the luxurious original furnishings and the rich and colourful fresco decoration from the  XVI and XVIII centuries. Do not forget to look around you carefully, here and there  small unexpected gems might be concealed. While wandering about, let’s not disturb the current master of the castle, after all the  Prince is still lives here. At a short distance another  castle, once owned by an influential and cultivated family, can be found. The charming Fontanellato Castle, former seat of the generally beloved Sanvitales. There waiting for you, there are art, science and mythology. You will be able to take a look at a rare XIX century  optical chamber, still working after almost two centuries. An exquisite example of elegant beauty hides in Parmigianino’s room. Diana and Actaeon room is considered as one of Parmigiano more accomplished work. If you are more the romantic type instead, a visit to Torrechiara should be your choice. A breathtaking view on the Parma Valley will be just the perfect final touch after discovering the story behind Benedetto Bembo’s vault  in the master room. Right outside the  walls, a stroll in Torrechiara hamlet  would bring back time and it  will be like   Pier Maria  was never gone…


  • Guided visit

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Guided visitLet's plan together the castles visits you would like to take!

– Soragna
– Fontanellato
– Torrechiara
– Castell’Arquato
– Vigoleno
– Montechiarugolo
– Colorno
– Bardi


Is it possible to modify the tour?

Every experience can be custumized according to your interests

How can I pay?

Depending on the experience, sometimes only by cash, sometimes also by credit card.

Meeting place

We can fix together the most convenient meeting place for the tour