… the surroundings

At the border between the provinces of Parma and Piacenza, Salsomaggiore is a starting point for several routes of naturalistic and artistic interest, including paths of the Apennines, the lower Parma and the many castles, palaces, fortresses and villas that testify to the wealth of the courts of the duchy which was at first of the Farnese family, then the Bourbons and then given to the Duchess Maria Luigia of Austra. Among the most interesting places there is Fidenza with its Romanesque cathedral, but worth a visit the “Reggia di Colorno”, the “Rocca Sanvitale” in Fontanellato, the fortresses of Soragna and Bardi, the Torrechiara and Montechiarugolo castles in the Parma disctrict, the Gropparello, Painoro and Rivalta castles in Piacenza disctrict, the Castel Arquato and Vigoleno medieval villages of . Of course, you have to visit Parma, Piacenza and Busseto (Giuseppe Verdi’ hometown). www.castellidelducato.it

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