The haunted castles

Un itinerario affascinante tra fantasmi e leggende nei Castelli della Provincia di Parma, Bardi, Montechiarugolo, Torrechiara e Soragna, con qualche consiglio per arricchire il vostro fine settimana!

Everybody knows that some Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza are haunted by ghosts of people who lived behind their walls, victims of murders or tragic love stories still wandering in the corridors and towers.

Let's find out together!

Leave from Parma direction south and reach the Fortress of Bardi, haunted by the ghost of knight Moroello who hopelessly loved lady Soleste at the end of 15th century.
Going back to Parma, cross the hills and turn East to stop at the Castle of Montechiarugolo, where beloved fairy Bema, a fortune teller, still appears today to brides the day before the wedding.
Not far from Montechiarugolo, the beautiful Torrechiara Castle also hides the legend of the ghost of Count Pier Maria Rossi ...
Back to Parma, take the via Emilia direction Piacenza, and follow signs to the castles of the Bassa Parmense, especially the Rocca of Soragna, where Donna Cenerina, wife of marquis Diofebo Meli Lupi II murdered in 1573, still haunts the rooms appearing to people who are going to die.

Any more advice to enrich your stay? In addition to the castles of the route, you can visit the Varano dei Melegari Castle, you can pass through the Boschi di Carrega regional park, stop for a visit to the museum of Salame in Felino , Museum of Ham in Langhirano or Museum of Parmigiano in Soragna , near Montechiarugolo discovering the Magnani Rocca Museum in Mamiano and including the Rocca di Fontanellato or the Labirinto della Masone before stopping in Soragna.

There are countless possibilities for overnight stays, both in hotels, agritourisms or bed and breakfasts, and there is also a wide choice of trattorias or restaurants in the area.

All that remains is to organize and set out to discover legends, ghosts, but also the history, culture and traditions of the area.