Castles of the Duchyof Parma, Piacenza and Pontremoli and Guastalla
A territory to discover, to experience, to taste, to love. In the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, emotions, history, art, culture and food and wine make the lifestyle of an enchanting land that stretches from the Apennines to the Great River Po unique. Castles, fortresses, fortresses, palaces and manors are modern, tell tales to give you a infinite journey into the mystery
TRAIN + BUS
Gropparello Castle can be reached with
TRAIN + BUS
the departure is from Piacenza, Piazza della Stazione, and the arrival is at Gropparello - Castello stop
or Piazza Roma, from which you can walk down to a pedestrian street in 7 minutes.
The city of Piacenza with the town of Gropparello has 3 departure times from Piacenza and others and 3 from Gropparello
Departure times from Piacenza - Piazza Marconi railway station, Station side 09:08 - 13:08 - 18:33
departure times from Gropparello - Castello stop 08:10 - 12:10 - 17:10
The Municipality of Gropparello has an EQUIPPED CAMPER PARKING AREA with the possibility of loading and unloading waste water.
The area is located in Via Circonvallazione, at the corner with Via Dante Alighieri, and has a capacity of about 20 campers. From there, to get to the castle, go down the pedestrian corridor on Via Circonvallazione, and it's an 8-minute walk.
the cost is €10 per night/day
AGRITURISMS AND HISTORICAL WORKSHOPS
BIOPHILY - az. agr. prod. ancient fruits, vegetables, honey, eggs from ground hens
tel. 0039 3458440608
LA BOTTEGA DELLA GISELDA typical local products, cured meats of own production
tel. 0039 0523 858381
SALUMERIA DALLA SPEZIA
typical local products, cooked cured meats of own production
tel. 0039 338 9239895
altitude from 175m asl 1.087m asl
The territory of the Municipality of Gropparello, compared to other Municipalities of the Piacentino Apennines, offers a great variety of landscapes since, having a narrow and elongated shape in a north - south direction, it occupies both properly mountainous areas such as those of Obolo and Groppovisdomo, where you exceed a thousand meters above sea level between vast expanses of wood, both low-hill areas such as those of Sariano or Montechino, a privileged viewpoint over the whole plain, where the countryside is dotted with numerous farms. The organization of the landscape in the hilly areas is still affected by the millennial subdivision of the territory into numerous small fiefdoms, each of which had its own defensive fortress generally placed in a dominant position. From the mountain to the plain, the territory of the Municipality of Gropparello is crossed by the parallel course of the Chero, Vezzeno and Riglio streams, which give rise to the three homonymous valleys.