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Music at the Castle

Sara Mantovani June 13, 2014

Fresh breeze, great music and amazin venues, this is the summer “cocktail” that the area around Parma, Reggio Emilia and Piacenza will offer to visitors. The fortresses, royal palaces, fortifications and manor houses in the province of Parma are unanimously considered to be some of the most beautiful and best preserved in Italy. And inside… Continue Reading »

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Egg hunt in the Castles of Parma and Piacenza Duchy

Sara Mantovani April 14, 2014

Origins of egg hunt tradition is not clear, it is common in many countries but nobody could say exactly when and where it started. So let’s take the best part of it, the occasion to get together and spend some lovely time en plein air. At Gropparello Castle, “THE MAGIC WHITE DRAGON EGG HUNT ” will take place… Continue Reading »

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Around the castle of Parma and Piacenza in air ballon

Sara Mantovani March 11, 2014

Feeling like Jules Verne and his “Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours”?? In the quiet of the sky, discovering our land from the blue, we propose you a tour over the castles of Parma and Piacenza. Castles of the Duchy offers a new travel opportunity, a dream that will enchant both young and adults: flights… Continue Reading »

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Enjoy the snow at Passo Penice (Piacenza)

Sara Mantovani January 30, 2014

At last we had it! It’s snowing and Passo penice ski resort will open the ski area tomorrow! The Passo Penice ski resort is located on the slopes of the homonymous mountain between the municipalities of Monconico and Bobbio. Passo Penice offers ski runs of all levels and snow is guaranteed from December to March… Continue Reading »

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Santa Lucia – Saint Lucy

Sara Mantovani December 13, 2013

Traditions about Saint Lucy is developed here and there in Italy from north to south. In Emilia Romagna region it has at least 3 different meanings. In the area of Reggio Emilia, Parma and Piacenza, during the night between December 12th and 13th, for children’s fantasy and delight a sweet young girl with blue eyes and a… Continue Reading »

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Christmas at Ricci Oddi modern art gallery in Piacenza

Sara Mantovani December 12, 2013

The modern art gallery Ricci Oddi in Piacenza is a not to be missed place once you are in town. Giuseppe Ricci Oddi (1868–1937), an aristocrat as well as an intelligent and qualified collector, donated to the town of Piacenza his artistic heritage and the building where all the masterpieces are host. The collection, which shows a marked predilection for figurative… Continue Reading »

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