Castles and food between the Taro and the Ceno valleys

Two valleys, controlled by two strongholds, which were owned by only one family, whose princes always supported the Emperor’s power, over the centuries, and in so doing they received privileges and honors

Meeting with a licensed tour guide in Parma. Transfer to Compiano by private car/minivan. Guided visit to the cute village, surrounded by walls, walking along a cobbled path. Then, visit to the first castle, overlooking the Taro river and once belonged to the powerful Landi family from Piacenza, then transformed into a house museum by her last owner, the Marchioness Lina Raimondi Gambarotta, an eclectic collector of artworks and antiquities.

Transfer to Bardi and lunch at a typical Emilian restaurant with a menu based on local recipes. Visit to the stronghold overlooking the Ceno river and dating back to X century but which was then rebuilt between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance thanks to the Landi Dynasty that transformed it into a refined residence between XVI and XVII centuries. The castle is famous for the legendary ghost of the knight Moroello, for its long rounds bays as well as its striking rooms, such as its kitchens and torture rooms. Back to Parma by private car/minivan.

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