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“Should be on your must-see list” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castello di Torrechiara

Castello di Torrechiara
Strada del Castello | Torrechiara, 43013 Torrechiara, Langhirano, Italy
+39 0521 355255
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Type: Castles
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Durham, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Should be on your must-see list”
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 that we could take the time to wander slowly, alternate between art and landscape, then return to rooms to look again. The castle was a grand reward for the long walk up the hill.

Visited April 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful!”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Spokane, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“hill top castle”
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.

Visited April 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A must see”
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 person! Highly recommended as is the little pizzeria (Sant Elena) on the corner of the road leading up to the castle.

Visited February 2013
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Parma, Italy
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88 reviews 88 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great views”
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.

Visited September 2012
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