Escape from the hustle of the big cities to discover Italy off the beaten path! Run through the picturesque Piacenza hills to visit a medieval castle and an artisan winemaker. Take a trip to the days of Lords and Ladies, and round off your experience with a glass of good wine.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: PiacenzaMeet your English-speaking guide at 09:30 am at the Cittadella square of Piacenza and hop on the dedicated minibusDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Rocca Viscontea, Castell'Arquato, Province of Piacenza, Emilia-RomagnaOn Sanday tour visit the Rocca Viscontea of Castell'Arquato considered one of the most important military complexes in Northern Italy. Located on the top of the hill, you can see its magnificent towers dominating the village and the Arda valley. Inside the Rocca, you will see models on medieval life and an exhibition of armour, which explain in particular the defensive systems and the siege techniques used over the centuries.Stroll through the medieval borough and visit the Colleggiata of Castell’Arquato. According to Campi, the presumed origin of the church of S. Maria is 758. Step inside to discover wonderful frescoes of the chapel dedicated to the patron saint of the Borgo, San Giuseppe, dating back to 1630Duration: 1 hourStop At: Castello di Rivalta, Gazzola, Province of Piacenza, Emilia-RomagnaOn Saturday visit Rivalta castle, a sumptuous stately residence surrounded by a magnificent park. Cited in historical documents as early as 1048, in the fourteenth century, it entered the domain of the Earls Conti Landi, which still retains its ownership.Fully furnished, it houses the new Museum of Military Costume with an exhibition section dedicated to military uniforms from the Italian Unification to the Second World War.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Luretta Azienda Agricola, Gazzola, Province of Piacenza, Emilia-RomagnaAfter the castle visit, travel the hills to reach one of the local winemakers and visit its cellar to discover the production of typical wines of the territory. Taste 3 different types accompanied by some of the most famous local products.Return in Piacenza at 01:30 PMDuration: 1 hour