This is our history ...

... when our family decided to leave Milan and start an adventure

exciting chasing a dream:

revive an ancient castle ...

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... when our family decided to leave Milan and start an adventure

exciting chasing a dream:

revive an ancient castle ...

 

We left still very young, with "2 daughters on board" in adolescence ...

I - Rita Trecci Gibelli - with a great work experience in the field of events and the restoration of ancient musical instruments.

Gianfranco G. Gibelli - my husband - graduated in mathematics and physics, computer expert on large systems, organist and writer, passionate about art history and history in general:

a Renaissance Man in short ...!

 

We now have a much older family, because 2 genders have arrived and we have 4 grandchildren who are very close to each other in age ....

 

We have been there since 1998

 

PAST & FUTURE

 

as a mission we have the enhancement of the monumental heritage through experiential interactive projects.

 

Our daughters work with us and so do their husbands.

During the season we also reach 40 employees because the activities developed are many and are concentrated between March and June and then September and October.

 

Our planning is continuous and constant and concerns

historical and archaeological studies on the castle and the natural park that surrounds it

creating events

experiential educational activities for schools

experiential educational activities for families

recreational proposals for companies that come to us for meetings, workshops and team building

 

The first meeting with the castle happened by coincidence while I was taking care of the preparation of an exhibition and sale of ancient musical instruments on behalf of the Finarte auction house. From that first moment to our move from the house in Milan, 9 months have passed ... just the time of a gestation ... which in this case concerned a large project which then took the name of

 

PARK OF TALES.

 

 

What and who suggested creating this project to us?

 

After the first guided tours, we have created educational activities suitable for elementary and middle school children.

We soon realized that both adults and children were asking us “But how did you live in a castle? but who was in the woods? .... " We tried to respond in an experiential way… by creating a “life to live” project and it was born

the Parco delle Fiabe - The first emotional park in Italy .

 

But we didn't stop there. Other activities were born soon ......

In the part of the stables, inside the Masseria, a suggestive tavern has been created, the Medieval Castle Tavern , where you can taste typical Piacenza and Emilian dishes.

The Medieval Tavern - for Medieval Banquets with entertainment and typical lunches in a suggestive and romantic setting, rich in luxuriant vegetation, furnished with a style inspired by the Middle Ages, but also rich in Tuscan features characteristic of the Macchiaioli landscapes.

Team building activities with adults

Role-playing games with teenagers

The creation of events linked to traditions

 

and last

The Torre del Barbagianni

an exclusive suite inside the Watchtower of the Castle to welcome our Guests in the Dream at 360 degrees

 

The guided tour of Gropparello Castle during the year is enriched by fascinating thematic insights.

 

This is how we talk about music, important lunches and court parties, the celebrations for Christmas and lastly, in the period of Valentine's Day, the most classic theme is touched: love and war within the walls of a Castle!

Each of these visits highlights different angles and shows the family's collections:

 

 

MUSIC FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, BETWEEN COURT PARTIES, LIVING ROOMS AND THEATERS, with a visit to the private collection of musical instruments

 

 

COOKING FROM ANCIENT ROMANS TO THE FIRST WORLD WAR. THE ROYAL BANQUETS, THE GREAT RECEPTIONS OF THE NOBLES AND THE STATE LUNCHES, with set rooms and equipped kitchens

 

 

WINTER CASTLE - THE MAGIC OF THE ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS , with a castle decorated for Christmas, rooms set up and an antique playroom, with the possibility for children to experiment with the manipulation of wax in the Candles Atelier

 

 

Naturalistic visits to the Vezzeno Gorges and the Rising Rose Museum and collection of fossils.
The path of the Vezzeno Gorges winds on the rock on which the castle was built, right along the gorges of the stream. It is about visiting an ophiolithic area of ​​incomparable scenic beauty. Recommended period for rose gardens May, June and September.

 

Obviously, like all very ancient castles, Gropparello brings with it secrets and mysteries… Among these is the life and death of Rosania Fulgosio about whose mysterious end the owner Gianfranco Giorgio Gibelli wrote a novel. Here we narrate the episodes and events that have seen us involved in a sometimes daring experience often in contact with a dimension that is certainly not earthly ...

 

 

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Gropparello Castle (VIII-XIII century)

one of the most suggestive and ancient

Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza.

 

The first meeting with the castle happened by coincidence while I was taking care of the preparation of an exhibition and sale of ancient musical instruments on behalf of the Finarte auction house. From that first moment to our move from the house in Milan, 9 months have passed ... just the time of a gestation ... which in this case concerned a large project which then took the name of

 

 

 

What and who suggested creating this project to us?

 

After the first guided tours, we have created educational activities suitable for elementary and middle school children.

We soon realized that both adults and children were asking us “But how did you live in a castle? but who was in the woods? .... " We tried to respond in an experiential way… by creating a “life to live” project and it was born

the Parco delle Fiabe - The first emotional park in Italy.

 

But we didn't stop there. Other activities were born soon ......

In the part of the stables, inside the Masseria, a suggestive tavern has been created, the Medieval Castle Tavern, where you can taste typical Piacenza and Emilian dishes.

La Taverna Medievale - for Medieval Banquets with entertainment and typical lunches in a suggestive and romantic setting, rich in luxuriant vegetation, furnished with a style inspired by the Middle Ages, but also rich in Tuscan traits characteristic of the Macchiaioli landscapes.

Team building activities with adults

Role-playing games with teenagers

The creation of events linked to traditions

and last

an exclusive suite inside the Watchtower of the Castle to welcome our Guests in the Dream at 360 degrees

 

The guided tour of Gropparello Castle during the year is enriched by fascinating thematic insights.

 

This is how we talk about music, important lunches and court parties, the celebrations for Christmas and lastly, in the period of Valentine's Day, the most classic theme is touched: love and war within the walls of a Castle!

Each of these visits highlights different angles and shows the family's collections:

 

 

MUSIC FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, BETWEEN COURT PARTIES, LIVING ROOMS AND THEATERS, with a visit to the private collection of musical instruments

 

 

COOKING FROM ANCIENT ROMANS TO THE FIRST WORLD WAR. THE ROYAL BANQUETS, THE GREAT RECEPTIONS OF THE NOBLES AND THE STATE LUNCHES, with set rooms and equipped kitchens

 

 

WINTER CASTLE - THE MAGIC OF THE ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS, with a castle decorated for Christmas, rooms set up and an antique playroom, with the possibility for children to experiment with the manipulation of wax in the Candles Atelier

 

 

Naturalistic visits to the Vezzeno Gorges and the Rising Rose Museum and fossil collection.
The path of the Vezzeno Gorges winds on the rock on which the castle was built, right along the gorges of the stream. It is about visiting an ophiolithic area of incomparable scenic beauty. Recommended period for rose gardens May, June and September.

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Obviously, like all very ancient castles, Gropparello brings with it secrets and mysteries… Among these is the life and death of Rosania Fulgosio about whose mysterious end the owner Gianfranco Giorgio Gibelli wrote a novel. Here we narrate the episodes and events that have seen us involved in a sometimes daring experience often in contact with a dimension that is certainly not earthly ...

The Castle is here,

we cherish it and love it.

We hope it is the best place for your visits and your events.

What will you find?

A family castle full of joy and magic. A family of Castellani for you

and magical days for everyone! "

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