Castell'Arquato

Is situated on a small hill of Val d'Arda, a little more than 30 minutes by car from Piacenza. It provides a glimpse of the Middle Ages and is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. To enjoy the best view, go up the narrow streets of the historic centre until you reach the top of the hill and the monumental square with Palazzo del Podesta, Rocca Viscontea, Collegiata and Loggia dei Notari. There is a breathtaking view from the terraces of the Rocca: the view covers the vineyards of Colli Piacentini, the great plain and the first foothills of the Apennines. Further down, in the tower of the Rocca, you can visit the Museum of medieval life.

Go down through the narrow cobbled streets of the village: there are many romantic views and picturesque sights. If you like classical music, you can visit the Museo Luigi Illica, housed in the birthplace of the playwright, the author of the most famous librettos of the operas of Puccini: La Bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly. Further down, there is Torrione Farnese, the mysterious structure of the village: it is rumoured to have lots of secret passages.
Art, history, culture. And more. The landscape around the village is an oasis of green. To enjoy the nature of Colli Piacentini, choose an excursion in the Parco del Piacenziano. A few minutes from Castell'Arquato there is an 18-hole golf club, situated in a winding valley.
GO TO THE OFFICIAL SITE OF CASTELL'ARQUATO »