• Discover the area

Discover the area

  • From Calenzano to the waterfalls on the Perino
    Trekking route to discover the waterfalls on the Perino river
    This route, lasting about 1 h, is an easy excursion from the church of Calenzano to the waterfalls on the Perino river. It is also possible to transform the excursion into something more demanding, climbing the rocks at some of the falls...
  • Ancient Ways: cycling and hiking routes in the territory of Vigolzone
    Seven routes following the ancient ways of communication, each with detailed maps, road book, altimetric profile and information on service points.
  • Corte La Faggiola
    A splendid set of farm buildings round a courtyard, constructed in the early 20th century, that is also a showcase of the excellent food specialities and wine produced in the province of Piacenza
  • Organ of Antonio Sangalli
    The parish church of San Giacomo in Ponte dell’Olio houses one of the most important organs of the Nure valley, built by Antonio Sangalli in 1860.
  • Church of San Giacomo in Ponte dell'Olio
    The church was rebuilt in 1272, as is recorded on a plaque in the churchyard. Inside is a valuable organ built by the maestro Antonio Sangalli.
  • Villa San Bono at Ponte dell'Olio
    The Villa San Bono was built in the 18th century along with the attached chapel, in a dominant position in the town of Ponte dell’Olio.
  • Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Oak at Bettola
    Construction of the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Quercia, in the imposing piazza Colombo, was completed in 1884 in celebration of the Marian apparition of 1496.
  • Old kilns at Ponte dell'Olio
    Recently restored by the municipality, the monumental complex of the kilns of Ponte dell'Olio was built from 1890 by the Azienda Calce Val Nure to produce quicklime for building purposes.
  • Sant'Angelo a Nure at Vigolzone
    Probably the oldest church in Vigolzone, Sant'Angelo was built between the 7th and 8th centuries, possibly by the Lombards.
  • Palazzo Scotti
    Today Carpaneto Town Hall
    The palazzo, an imposing building, stands right in the centre of Carpaneto, next to the church. It has belonged to the municipality since the end of the 19th century.
    • tel 0523 853711
  • Chapel of the Madonna di Tutte le Grazie
    Piazza Guido Visconti
    A pretty little chapel designed by Count Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone, built at the beginning of 1930 in perfect neo-mediaeval style.
  • Fernando Pizzamiglio Vine and Wine Museum
    The Museum is part of La Tosa wine estate
    Created in 1995, the museum is one of the few examples of its kind in Emilia-Romagna and belongs to the Associazione Piacenza Musei. At present the collection includes more than 300 items.
    • tel 0523 870727
  • Castle of Riva
    An imposing construction in the pretty mediaeval village of Riva
    The castle, on the right bank of the River Nure, has a fine strategic position that in the past gave it control of the road along the Nure valley.
  • Castle of Montanaro
    Of mediaeval origin, the building was transformed into a villa in the 18th century. Today it belongs to the Region of Emilia-Romagna and is not open to visitors.
  • Roman kiln on Monte Zucchero - Bettola
    Roman remains discovered by chance in 1975 and excavated the following year. The whole complex is preserved on view, protected by a roof and a fence. Explanatory panels have been set up inside the archaeological area.
  • Church of St George the Martyr in San Giorgio Piacentino
    Parish church of San Giorgio Piacentino
    Probably built in the 17th century on the site where the old church stood.
  • Castle of San Giorgio
    First built in the 10th century, the castle has suffered many alterations as well as bloody exchanges. Thanks to extensive restoration it is now in excellent condition and today serves as the town hall and library.
  • Riglio Valley
    A fascinating route that winds between thick forests wrapped in silence, small villages and rolling hills, until it descends to the plain.
  • Castle of Fulignano or Folignano
    The fortress, which today is an agriturismo, dominates the old village of Fulignano.
  • Castle of Castione
    The castle, constructed in a strategic position, dominates the Nure and Riglio valleys.
  • Castle of Altoè
    This building is privately owned and is not open to the public. Its present appearance is the result of restorations at the end of the 19th century.
  • Castle of Rizzolo
    The castle was built for defensive purposes in the Middle Ages and made still more powerful by Gian Galeazzo Visconti. It became the summer residence of the Salvatico family in the 18th century.
  • Castle of Ronco
    The castle is in an excellent state of preservation and its massive bulk dominates a stretch of the Riglio valley. Today it is privately owned and is not open to visitors.
  • Castle of Tollara
    Founded in the Middle Ages, the Castle of Tollara has been transformed into a farm and is not open to visitors.
  • Caminata di Bramaiano
    The imposing fortress, the heart of the defensive system of the Nicelli, was turned into a gracious country home in the 16th century with the addition of elegant loggias. Today it is privately owned and not open to visitors.

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Emilia Romagna Turismo – Sito ufficiale di informazione turistica
Iat Val Nure e Val Chero
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