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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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Princeton, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We had a very nice lunch in the Taverna di Castello and then we paid a modest six Euros to tour the castle, which had spectacular painted ceilings and walls and an absolutely gorgeous view of the surrounding area.

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