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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, Cultural
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Warsaw, Poland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
55 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Spokane, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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40 reviews 40 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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