Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza

Hotels Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza
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Parma

Fortezza di
Bardi

Reggia di
Colorno

Castello di
Compiano

Castello di
Felino

Rocca Sanvitale
di Fontanellato

Castello di
Montechiarugolo

Castello di
Roccabianca

Rocca di
Sala Baganza

Rocca dei Rossi
di San Secondo

Rocca Meli Lupi
di Soragna

Castello di
Torrechiara

Piacenza

Rocca e Castello
di Agazzano

Rocca Viscontea
di Castell'Arquato

Castello di
Gropparello

Rocca
d'Olgisio

Castello di
Paderna

Castello di
Rivalta

Castello di
San Pietro in Cerro

Mastio e Borgo
di Vigoleno

The territory of the Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, which history has delivered to us enclosed within the ancient boundaries of the Dukedoms of the Farnese and the Bourbon families, can be defined as a "storeroom" of castles. Culture, art and environment, united with a great wine and gastronomic tradition, make up the essence of this land located between the Apennines and the Po river, just an hour's drive from Milan or half an hour's flight from Rome. Castles, forts, fortresses and royal palaces all await the visitor along the roads which link the two provinces, on the spurs of mountains, nestling amongst the hills which slope down into the plains and in the lands close to the great river Po.
Historical, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque structures which are considered to be amongst the richest and best preserved in Italy all offer one the chance of understanding the evolution of the architecture as well as that of the politics and the society, not only in these lands, but also in the rest of Italy. The Dukedom was born in 1545, with the rise to the papal seat Cardinal Alessandro Farnese under the name of Paolo III, who created a State for his natural son Pier Luigi. Since then and up until the Unification of Italy, for about 300 years, the rule of the Dukedom was passed between representatives of the dynasties of the Farnese and Bourbon families; this, until the Congress of Vienna when it was consigned to Mary Louise of Hapsburg-Lorraine, daughter of Franz I of Austria and wife of Napoleon Bonapart.
Those visiting the Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza will also be able to read into the history of the latter: that of the powerful families who lived in them, of the great artists who worked in them, of the loves, the betrayals and the conflicts which have made them famous.

At Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.



Bologna and environs

Bologna
Bed and Breakfast - Room rentals Bologna
B&B Al Belpoggio

Forlė - Cesena and environs

Campigna
Hotels Campigna
Hotel Ristorante Granduca
Albergo Ristorante Lo Scoiattolo

Cesenatico
Hotels Cesenatico
Hotel Beau Soleil
Biondi Hotels

Corniolo
Hotels Corniolo
Albergo Pini

Santa Sofia
Hotels Santa Sofia
Hotel Ristorante Granduca
Albergo Pini
Albergo Ristorante Lo Scoiattolo

Ferrara and environs

Ferrara
Hotels Ferrara
Hotel Ferrara

Comacchio
Bed and Breakfast - Room rentals Comacchio
Al Ponticello Room & Breakfast
Residences - Flats - Holiday Houses Comacchio
Al Ponticello Room & Breakfast

Lido delle Nazioni
Hotels Lido delle Nazioni
Hotel Quadrifoglio

Ostellato
Hotels Ostellato
Villa Belfiore Hotel Ristorante
Farm Holidays Ostellato
Villa Belfiore Hotel Ristorante

Modena and environs

Castelnuovo Rangone
Bed and Breakfast - Room rentals Castelnuovo Rangone
B&B Villa Milly

Parma and environs

Parma
Bed and Breakfast - Room rentals Parma
Lombardi - Affittacamere & Appartamenti
Residences - Flats - Holiday Houses Parma
Lombardi - Affittacamere & Appartamenti

Tabiano
Hotels Tabiano
Hotel Alex

Ravenna and environs

Ravenna
Hotels Ravenna
Hotel Centrale Byron

Cervia
Hotels Cervia
Hotel Buratti

Lido di Savio
Hotels Lido di Savio
Hotel Apollonia
Hotel De Paris
Hotel Man
In Adria Hotels

Milano Marittima
Hotels Milano Marittima
Hotel Imperiale
Hotel Costa Verde
Hotel King
Group Hotels

Pinarella di Cervia
Hotels Pinarella di Cervia
Hotel Buratti
In Adria Hotels

Rimini and environs

Rimini
Hotels Rimini
Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Gallia Palace
Hotel Airone
Rimini Club hotel

Bellaria Igea Marina
Hotels Bellaria Igea Marina
Hotel Granada

Misano Adriatico
Hotels Misano Adriatico
Hotel Aquila D'Oro