Castello di Gropparello

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Castello di Gropparello
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Gropparello Castle is one of the oldest castles in Italy, built like a nest on the top of a rocky peak of an ophiolithic area. It is a castle that belonged to Charlemagne, assigned to the Bishop of Piacenza in the year 808 and was a bishop's castle until the end of the 1400s. From its towers it is possible to enjoy a breathtaking view of the ravine and the Vezzeno Gorges. Historical, archaeological and naturalistic guided tours are organized
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Mariapaula F
8 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
A full immersion in a medieval wood, nice welcoming fellows entertain Kids and parents (in italian). An historically well grounded guided tour in the haunted castle and a pleasent tasty lunchbreak in the shade among roses. In italian. Thank you :)
Written August 17, 2021
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Pamela Marasco
Crown Point, IN184 contributions
Sep 2011 • Family
In the Food Valleys of Parma and Emilia Romagna is an ancient castle that still preserves the fascination of a medieval fortress and the fantasy of a fairy tale. Breathtaking views of gorges, rock cliffs, woods with unique plants and geological formations make it one of Italy's national treasures. The current owners have transformed its wood into the first "emotional parc" in Italy where children discover traces of fairies, gnomes, elves and witches entering into a fairy tale that leaves Disney far behind. The 8th century Castle and surrounding woods are the settings for historical re-enactments,festivals, miracle plays and evocative medieval dinners. A tour of the Castle with its artifacts and legends (ask about the ghost of Rosania Fulgosio!) are a living museum. The ancient rock of "Gole di Vezzeno" gorge cuts through the surrounding hills. For the adventurous, you can hike into the gorge to discover more of the magic and mystery of Gropparello. The Castle is an absolute must see if you will be visiting or touring the Northern region of Italy. Slightly off the tourist flow for most Americans, you will need a GPS for directions but once found you'll be able to locate it by heart.
Written August 10, 2012
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Andrea B
Dolo, Italy49 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
Very nice experience to try with kids, to have a magic moment into the period of middle Ages.
Recommendable the lunch into the canteen of the castle.
Written November 24, 2014
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Bigsister1
Lexington, KY45 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
We made arrangements ahead of time for a tour in English. The guide was excellent! She knew the history and local stories very well.
Written November 9, 2014
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