Last update: December 13, 2018.

The Castle of Fontanellato

Fontanellato Castle, Parma, Italy
Fontanellato Castle
Fontanellato Castle and its moat, Parma, Italy
Fontanellato Castle and its moat

Description

The XIV century castle is located at the center of a small village near Parma. Surrounded by a moat full of water and protected by wide crenellated walls, from the outside the castle of Fontanellato, or to be more precise Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, resembles an ancient and impregnable fortress.

Inside the castle of Fontanellato there is a fresco of rare beauty, the work of Parmigianino. The trip to Fontanellato and the visit to the castle are also interesting for seeing the surroundings of Parma and going on a medieval excursion.

Main information

Parking address: Viale Vezzoni, 8, Fontanellato, Italia.
Distance from Parma: 20 km / 12.5 miles.
How to get there: by car (25 minutes) or with bus n. 23 that goes to Fontanellato every hour. Use the car rental site.
Cost in 2018: €8 / $9.20 (€3.50 / $4 for children from 6 to 16 years).
The time it takes for the visit: little more than an hour.
Places of interest nearby: if you go by car, along the road you can stop off at the largest labyrinth in the world.

Opening times (2018)

March: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 11.45am and from 3pm to 4.45pm, Sunday and holidays from 9.30am to 11.45am and from 2.30pm to 4.45pm.
April - October: from Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 11.45am and from 3pm to 5.45pm, Sunday and holidays from 9.30am to 11.45am and from 2.30pm to 5.45pm.
November - February: The museum is closed, only a small part of the castle is open on the March timetable.

Fontanellato Castle, Parma, Italy
Fontanellato Castle
Fontanellato Castle and the square, Parma, Italy
Fontanellato Castle and the square

Text printed from website www.visit-parma.com

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