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Castello di Torrechiara, Torrechiara
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A large castle built in the 1400s, Castello di Torrechiara was once used as a defensive structure and a home for Count Pier Maria II Rossi’s lover, Bianca Pellegrini. One of the main halls, called the golden chamber, was especially decorated for her. Keep an eye out for the painted walls and ceilings, as well as the antique furniture. The castle is surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Castello di Torrechiara by using our Langhirano family vacation planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The hills Torrechiara, Torrechiara Castle near Langhirano, about 18 km from Parma. Its elevated position overlooking the Valley where flows the stream Parma, meeting point between the city and the mountain nearby. The Castle entered in the village is very impressive. It was built by Pier Maria II de ' Rossi between 1448 and 1460, on the ruins of a fortress of 1259, of which you can see a section of the porch on the West side of the courtyard. The castle is owned with admission fee (€ 2). There are furniture and the rooms are completely empty. Unfortunately poorly organized because there are no audio guide or guides for a site visit; the only signs with short description are placed at the entrance of the halls which are described in groups (in English and Italian). If you have no reference text photographers while visiting the salt next (the usual Italian sloppiness!). The halls are not supervised nor I saw keepers along the way. Any vandal can damage the frescoes and the walls and unpunished. The frescoes are fairly well maintained, very vibrant and beautiful. The visit can last 1-2 hours at max. If you read something on the internet with your smartphone. It is worth to be visited.
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  • The Castle and the village have been restored and the position makes them a bit magical. Worth a visit that lasts half an hour
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  • Sometimes you do not need to make hundreds of kilometres to find a gem like this castle that has nothing to envy to many celebrated sights around Europe. The remarkable state of preservation and care of the one who handles allow to jump backwards over the centuries and find architectures and frescoes of great value. Worth going there and it's a shame not to visit it.
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  • Beautiful big castle. Fantastic views over the fields. Many well preserved paintings on all walls and ceilings. Not much info for English speakers. Fair price admission fee - 3 eur for adults and 1 for the kids. A quick tour - half an hour - Ended the tour with delicious lunch at the Michelin recommended taverna just out side.
  • I just love the place!!!
  • Old Historic Place
  • A walk in Borgetto at the foot of a castle can be visited too. What is there more beautiful in spring or autumn Sunday? The ability to find small boutiques selling fine wine, a delicious restaurant and modern, stunning views of the landscape cicrostate and a castle with medieval features. To stay there!
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  • Beautiful well maintained and renovated, high-impact the frescoed halls and views from the terraces. Turns freely and descriptive signs guide you to visit. Only concern modern countertops made in the Chapel and in the great Hall on the first floor!?!?!? Anyway I highly recommend! Price ticket 4 euro and very clean bathrooms!!
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