Between history and legend: a tour in Parma province discovering castles, fortresses and their ghosts. Let the “magic” flavors of the Porcino di Borgotaro mushroom and Parmigiano-Reggiano bewitch You
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Where

In addition to a significant art heritage, the Bardi Castle, in the Parma Apennines and the Rocca Meli Lupi Fortress in Soragna, in Parma Low Land, safeguard the stories of the Knight Moroello and Lady Cenerina whose ghosts meander inside the walls and around the hallways of the manors, it is said. The tour also includes the visit to the Compiano Castle and to the Rocca dei Rossi Fortress in San Secondo Parmense. There will be gourmet moments too, devoted to Porcino di Borgotaro mushroom and to Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Duration

2 days / 1 night. Validity: All year round

Suggested for

This tour is highly suggested to people fond of legends about ghost and spectre apparitions in important hystorical sites. And for all foodies interested to IGP and DOP excellent products such as Fungo Porcino di Borgotaro and  Parmigiano-Reggiano.

The price includes:

  • 1 night in hotel in b&b
  • 1 dinner in hotel, beverages included
  • first and second day lunches, beverages included
  • visit to a dairy farm with Parmigiano-Reggiano tasting

The price does not include:

Transfers, guided visits, entrance fees, tips, tourist tax (if foreseen), anything not expressly mentioned under “The price includes”

Price per person

From 104 euro per person in double room, for groups of minimum 15 people. FIT prices available on request.

First day

Arrival at Borgotaro in the Parma Apennines. Visit the town and shop for typical products including the famous porcini mushrooms. Transfer to Albareto and lunch in a typical trattoria. In the afternoon visit the Castle of Compiano and the Orsanti Museum. Visit the ancient town and Castle of Bardi. The castle imposing and majestic, dominates the valley and holds within its walls so many stories, like that of the Knight, Moroello, whose unquiet ghostly spirit still today haunts the fortress. Walk in the town. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Second day

Breakfast. Visit a plant for the production of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Visit the Castle of the Meli Lupi of Soragna, a sumptuous princely residence cited as a unique example of the first baroque style. Tales are told of the ghostly presence of Donna Cenerina [...]. Transfer to San Secondo Parmense for a visit to the Rocca dei Rossi with its wealth of frescoes and interesting tales. Departure.

And more...

Let’s organize exclusive and customized events, such as historical representations, themed dinners, cooking classes, art workshops for groups, families and students. Why not add a day to explore the Castles of the Piacenza area? Stroll through medieval villages, old fashioned trattorias and sample the local wines. Another choice would be for a day spent walking in the mountains, through the chestnut woods and in the historical village of Corchia.