Last update: December 13, 2018.

The medieval village of Vigoleno

Not far from Castell’Arquato is Vigoleno, a fortress and at the same time tiny village that lies on a hill. The crenellated walls, the picturesque fountain of the XVI century, the tower which now houses a hotel: the castle of Vigoleno holds numerous surprises! In addition to the fortress, you can also admire the Romanesque church of San Giorgio in the village.

The castle of Vigoleno, Parma, Italy
The castle of Vigoleno
The village inside the castle of Vigoleno, Parma, Italy
The village inside the castle of Vigoleno

We recommend you try the dessert wine “Vin Santo di Vigoleno” which in recent years has occupied first place among the dessert wines in Italy and has became part of the top-20 best wines of Italy.

Main information

Parking address: Vigoleno, Italia. Before entering the village, there are four large parking areas.
Distance from Parma: 43 km / 27 miles.
How to get there: by car (45 minutes). Use the car rental site.
Cost in 2018: €5 / $5.80, entry to the village is free.
The time it takes for the visit: 1-2 hours.
Places of interest nearby: along the road you can admire the largest labyrinth of bamboo in the world, also Castell’Arquato and the village of Vernasca (described below) are located nearby.

Opening times (2018)

November - February: Saturday from 2.30pm to 5pm, Sunday and holidays from 11am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 5pm.
March: Saturday from 2.30pm to 6pm, Sunday and holidays from 11am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 6pm.
April, May, June, September and October: Monday to Friday from 3pm to 5.30pm, Saturday from 2.30pm to 6pm, Sunday and holidays from 11am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 6pm.
July and August: Monday to Friday from 3pm to 5.30pm, Saturday from 2.30pm to 6.30pm, Sunday and holidays from 11am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.

The view from the castle tower of Vigoleno, Parma, Italy
The view from the castle tower of Vigoleno
Church of San Giorgio in the Castle of Vigoleno, Parma, Italy
Church of San Giorgio in the Castle of Vigoleno
Medieval village of Vigoleno, Parma, Italy
Medieval village of Vigoleno
Medieval village of Vigoleno, Parma, Italy
Medieval village of Vigoleno

Village of Vernasca

Vernasca is a small village just 15 minutes’ drive from Vigoleno. Tourists don’t usually come here, but if you love historical Italian villages and you want to take a quiet rest, admiring the hills of Emilia Romagna, visit this village too! There is a hill in the center of it that offers spectacular views.

Vernasca, Parma, Italy
Vernasca
Panoramic area in the village of Vernasca, Parma, Italy
Panoramic area in the village of Vernasca
Panoramic area in the village of Vernasca, Parma, Italy
Panoramic area in the village of Vernasca
Parrocchia di S. Colombano Abate in Vernasca, Parma, Italy
Parrocchia di S. Colombano Abate in Vernasca

Text printed from website www.visit-parma.com

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