Parma and the Province

CASTLES

On the plain, on the hills or on the mountains, Parma offers a variety of castles that can be discovered by the visitors following different itineraries:

 

torrechiara

TORRECHIARA CASTLE

High on a hill the castle dates back to the XV century. The rooms have walls covered by frescoes and one of them the “Golden Room” tells us the love story of Pier Maria and Bianca, the two lovers who lived here from 1460 till their death.

 

FONTANELLATO CASTLE

On the first floor the apartment of the Sanvitale family with original XVI and XVII century pieces of furniture. On the ground floor one of the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance by Parmigianino (Legend of Diana and Actaeon).

 

SORAGNA CASTLE
Private property and partially open to public, the prince, Diofebo VI Meli Lupi, still lives here. A marvellous and elegant manor with Barocco stuccoworks and rich frescoes on the walls.

 

SAN SECONDO CASTLE
Pier Maria Rossi ordered this castle to be build in 1450 – 60. A staircase ascends to the rooms on the first floor covered with frescoed vaults. The subjects of the decorations are taken from Aesop's Fables. The most impressive room is the Sala delle Gesta Rossiane with 12 frescoed paintings depicting the exploits of various members of the family on both walls and vault.

 

BARDI CASTLE
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