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Castello di Torrechiara

Strada del Castello | Torrechiara, 43013 Torrechiara, Langhirano, Italy
+39 0521 355255
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Cortona, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Princeton, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Spokane, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stands out over the countryside, and remains a working residence after extensive modification. Great example of how sturdy old construction can continue to serve for centuries.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We caught the number 12 bus from Parma to the castle. Its only about 40 minutes away and the countryside was lovely - blnketed in white as there had been snow in the days beforehand. The castle, although empty, is impressive and the frescos just stunning. The views over the surrounding countryside are breathtaking. All this at 3 euros a... More

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Parma, Italy
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101 reviews 101 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Lovely restaurant outside parma but a nice drive, we on on bike. its got a little outdoor area and good local food, we went for lunch.

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Wichita, Kansas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

A friend from Parma took us to see this castle. The architecture was beautiful, as were the views. The frescos were very interesting to see. There are a lots of opportunities for some great photos. The castle was built in the mid 1400s. There is period furniture to see. My favorite part was being able to look out over Parma... More

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