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Castello di Torrechiara

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Address: Strada del Castello | Torrechiara, 43013 Torrechiara, Langhirano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0521 355255
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Authentic Medieval Castle without the fuss

The classic structure and "easy to wander" ambience lets the mind easily imagine what it must have been like back in the day. Free parking and cheap entry means I always pay it a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The classic structure and "easy to wander" ambience lets the mind easily imagine what it must have been like back in the day. Free parking and cheap entry means I always pay it a visit when I'm in the area.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were on a road trip from Parma to La Spezia and had to stop off to see this gorgeous castle on the way. My seven year old daughter loved exploring the castle rooms and getting up high to see the views. There is a point near the top when you can see through the brick floor all the way... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Torrechiara provides magnificent view, as it's a great construction in fully original state. Unfortunately, the castle's interior has been gutted of everything by the previous owners before sale of the castle, so there's literally nothing to see inside but frescoes decorating the walls and ceilings. Thus, if admiring great constructions and wall paintings is for you, then it's worth a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Happened upon this place while on a road trip through the region and was well rewarded with the experience of the castle's dramatic hilltop setting and good state of build. It was also reassuringly cheap at 3 euro per person admission. The interior decor may well have inspired 'mad' King Ludwig of Bavaria in it's operatic splendour, and we were... More 

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Cortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This castle is entire and in excellent condition The frescos are amazing in each of the rooms on the piano mobile. The highlights being the Golden Room and the hall with the jugglers The Borgo beneath is also in great condition Definitely worth a visit and the restaurant is great -Taverna del Castello

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Years ago I traveled extensively in Italy as an art history student and saw many of the best frescoes--but I was taken by surprise by the high quality of the frescoes in this Castello (which we had added on as a stop partly because of the famous salumeria down the hill). Everything here is so well-preserved--really impressive!

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Bergamo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Simply worth to visit. The castle has got a very good-looking appearance from a distance as it respects an harmonic scale. There are many painted walls inside and an interesting "golden room" where some renmants of gold coat are still visibile onto "formella".

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Eelde, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

very impressive, in a good condition, very interesting painted walls and ceilings, beautiful panorama, cheap, quiet

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Durham, North Carolina
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is a truly wonderful site. First, there's the view from the castle, with rolling hills to one side and river valley to the other. Then, there's the solid blockiness of the castle itself, imposing and commanding. Then inside are the magnificent frescoes--lively, inventive, and definitely not stodgy religious themes. We were glad this was the day's main destination so... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

A must see if you're anywhere near Parma! Someone told us that you had to park at the bottom of the hill and walk up. We were able to drive up and there is a little parking up there.

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