Around the City

CASTELLI DEL DUCATO (CASTLES OF THE DUCHY)

The Castelli del Ducato are more than twenty castles, fortresses and strongholds in the provinces of Parma and Piacenza where you can enjoy fabulous landscapes and romantic views. Do you dream of such a trip? Among our favourite destinations are Fontanellato Castle and the Palace of Colorno, the Castello di Torrechiara and the Bardi, perched on a spur of red jasper, between the peaks of Parma.

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TERRE VERDIANE

In the hamlet of Roncole Verdi you can visit the birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi. In Busseto there is the National Museum of Giuseppe Verdi, dedicated to the works of the master, the Teatro Verdi and Palazzo Orlandi, home of the teacher in the mid-nineteenth century. In the countryside, on the border between the provinces of Parma and Piacenza, is Villa Sant'Agata, the composer's residence for fifty years.

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LABIRINTO DELLA MASONE (LABYRINTH OF MASONE)

This is the largest maze made of bamboo in the world, with a route of over three kilometres, immersed in an estate embraced by long rows of poplars. The complex also includes more than five thousand square metres of space dedicated to art and culture. The Labirinto della Masone is near Fontanellato.

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FIDENZA VILLAGE

Do you like shopping? More than a hundred brands to choose from, luxury or more affordable, all year round. Fidenza Village is the place for you if you’re after something fashionable. Italian and international fashion labels, discounts and promotions for a whole day dedicated to your most elegant shopping.

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