Last update: December 8, 2018.

Castell’Arquato

Castell’Arquato center from the top of the tower, Parma, Italy
Castell’Arquato center from the top of the tower
Entrance to the historical center of Castell’Arquato, Parma, Italy
Entrance to the historical center of Castell’Arquato

Description

Another medieval gem in the surroundings of Parma is the village of Castell’Arquato. It lies on the Arda River in the picturesque province of the vineyards of Piacenza. There is a unique atmosphere of days gone by here, and Castell’Arquato will certainly be appreciated by the lovers of history, archeology and art. Don’t miss the town hall square of Castell’Arquato, from where there is a breathtaking view of the Visconti fortress, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the view to the Romanesque complex with Gothic and Renaissance elements and the Palazzo del Podestà. Climb up to the spiral staircase to the main tower of the Fortress Visconti.

Castell’Arquato is a very romantic place and they call it “the city of lovers”.

Main information

Parking address: Viale Remondini, 2, Castell’Arquato, Italia.
Distance from Parma: 40 km / 25 miles.
How to get there: by car (40 minutes). Use the car rental site.
Cost in 2018: €5 / $5.80.
The time it takes for the visit: 1-2 hours.
Places of interest nearby: along the road you can make a visit to the largest bamboo labyrinth in the world.

Opening times (2018)

November - February: weekends and public holidays from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm.
March, June, July, August, October: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm.
April, May, September: every day from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm.

Street in the historical center of Castell’Arquato, Parma, Italy
Street in the historical center of Castell’Arquato
Historical center of Castell’Arquato, Parma, Italy
Historical center of Castell’Arquato
Collegiate Church Santa Maria Assunta of Castell’Arquato, Parma, Italy
Collegiate Church Santa Maria Assunta of Castell’Arquato
Castell’Arquato, Parma, Italy
Castell’Arquato

Text printed from website www.visit-parma.com

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