Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? In the spirit of Halloween coming up, here are two particularly spooky castles of Emilia-Romagna. The hunt is on!
In the Parma Hills, A Castle Built for Love: Torrechiara
Looking mighty from its panoramic position on the rolling hills of the Val Parma, 18 km south of the city of Parma, Torrechiara Castle is among the most significant and best preserved examples of Italian castle architecture.
The Reggio Emilia Countryside: Haunted Castles and Gluttonous Pleasures in the Lands of Matilde di Canossa
A road trip through the Reggio Emilia countryside, discovering haunted castles, learning about a very special woman, and visiting producers of local specialties like Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar and culatello. Start planning!
Rocchetta Mattei: The Most Unusual Building in Emilia-Romagna
'What you see is not what you get' at the striking Rocchetta Mattei, a fortress built in the 19th century in the Apennines near Bologna.
In the Duchy of Parma & Piacenza (Part Two)
My tour around the peaceful countryside of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza continues with more jewels to discover.
In the Duchy of Parma & Piacenza (Part One)
Discovering the Duchy of Parma & Piacenza, a fascinating territory rich in history.