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Visit Parma and Piacenza castles

Parent Category: 1 Day Parma Tours

Experience the part of the province enclosed between Parma and the river Po. Travel back in time and visit perfectly preserved castles, while enjoying a tasting of famous local products, such as Culatello and spalla cotta. 

 

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The Bassa Parmense, for its inhabitants only the “bassa”, is the area in the Parma region situated at the north of the city, between the via Emilia and the river Po. Leaving the city, the first step of our journey will be the Rocca San Vitale ("rocca" means fortress) at Fontanellato, a charming castle located in the center of the borough, surrounded by a large moat filled with water. It contains one of the masterpieces of the Italian mannerism, the room frescoed by Parmigianino in 1524 with the myth of Diana and Actaeon. For lunch, we will go to San Secondo, another medieval village of the area, where we will taste different typical products of the bassa, such as the spalla cotta ("hot pork shoulder") and the culatello, true local delicacies. The second step will be the fortress of Soragna, built in 1385 by the marquis Bonifacio and Antonio Lupi; we will visit it with an expert guide. The last stop of our daytrip will be at the castle of Roccabianca, a majestic fortress built between 1450 and 1465 by Pier Maria Rossi. The castle is horizontal and has the typical regular shape of the level ground castles: central courtyard with protruding towers in the left corners and a high central keep. This is where we will end our day full of emotions as we dived in the past.

 

 

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Departure from the hotel at 9:00 am in Parma

 

Return to the hotel at 6.00 pm in Parma

 

ALL INCLUSIVE FORMULA

  • Transport and foreign language speaking guide Maestro Travel Experience throughout the day
  • Guide committed to the artistic tours
  • Entrance to the indicated monuments
  • Traditional lunch (drinks included)
  • Maestro Travel Experience gift

 

Minimum departure: 2 persons

 

Length: 1 day

 

Variable cost depending on the n. of partecipants

 

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT...

 

THE MOST NOBLE FAMILY IN FONTANELLATO PEEKED AT THEIR SUBJECTS?

 

Inside the splendid Fontanellato Fortress there is an optical chamber. The noble Sanvitale Family used it to control their subjects inside and outside the palace. Nowadays visitors are allowed to get inside the room and discover the ancient mechanism which recreates the overturn image of the square in front of the castle on the walls of the chamber.

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