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Grazzano Visconti


The romantic village dreamed up by Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone was created between the end of the 19th and the early years of the 20th century, with the intention of preserving the traditional local crafts of wrought iron and woodcarving.

The buildings surround the mediaeval Castle, dating from the 14th century, and today give accommodation to craft shops, stores selling typical local products, bars and restaurants.

Grazzano Visconti is the most important tourist destination in the Nure Valley, visited by thousands of tourists every year. Strolling along its lanes, admiring the painted decorations of the houses, the crenellated walls, the curious chimneys, wandering into the shops with their varied goods on sale, the visitor is immersed in an enchanted world of yesteryear.

On certain days of the year the village streets are filled with people in mediaeval or Renaissance dress, so that visitors can relive the pomp and fascination of the past. Among the most important of these spectacles are the Corteo Storico - the Historic Parade (last Sunday in May), the Notti di Fiaba - Fabled Nights (last weekend in June), Una Magica Giornata - A Magic Day (second Sunday of September), and the Notte di Aloisa - the Night of Aloisa (first Saturday in October). 


  • Sunday 16 December 2018
    Registration and start at the Vecchio Mulino in Grazzano Visconti at 9.00 a.m.
  • Weekends from Saturday 17 November 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019
    The splendid neomediaeval village will be decorated and illuminated for Christmas with quality market stalls and collateral events
  • From 1 to 4 November 2018
    In Cortevecchia, the second edition of the exhibition market of master chocolatiers, with stalls and tastings of pralines, chocolates, liqueurs and creams
  • Sunday 29 July 2018
    Piacenza in Movimento, an event that will bring cars from before the War to the area of Piacenza for 3 days, on 29 July stops in Grazzano Visconti where, between 10 am and 6 pm, the cars will be parked along the Viale del Castello
  • Saturday afternoons, Sundays and holidays until 1 July 2018
    Guided visits for individuals and small groups to the luxuriant park surrounding the Castle of Grazzano Visconti. Every Saturday afternoon, Sundays and holidays until 1 July. Last chance until the second half of August 2018
  • From Friday 27 to Sunday 29 April 2018
    Festival dedicated to craft beers and street food. During the event, tastings and good music played live in the Corte Vecchia at Grazzano Visconti
  • Sunday 22 April 2018
    From 10 a.m until 6 p.m. adventures for children inspired by the School of Magic at Hogwarts. Registration fee.
  • Sunday 8 April 2018
    New version of "The Sword and the Stone, Arts and Crafts in Mediaeval Grazzano", a completely renewed event, suited to young and old, with combats, ancient crafts, entertainment (payment) for children and gastronomy ...
  • Sunday 25 March 2018
    Mountain bike meeting organised by GS Podenzano and Cicli Biondi, a route of 32 km with altitude gain of 655 metres, meeting at 8.00 a.m. and start at 9.30 a.m. from the village of Grazzano Visconti
    • tel +39 347 3106058
  • from Saturday 23 December 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018
    The hours of service in the parish of Santi Cosma e Damiano in Grazzano Visconti during the Christmas period up to Epiphany.
    • tel +39 0523 870144
  • Sunday 17 December 2017
    Non-competitive hike open to all, meeting at the Vecchio Mulino, start at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday 3 December 2017
    The meeting of Bikers dressed as Father Christmas, with their motorbikes decorated, opens the Christmas market season at Grazzano Visconti. Stalls with many ideas for presents, from crafts to gastronomy, and entertainment for old and young
  • 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 December 2017 and 6 January 2018
    Christmas begins at Grazzano Visconti on Sunday 3 December! The picturesque village, with its shops decorated for the season, comes alive with the Christmas market and numerous events, and the historic park is the setting for fascinating winter wa...
  • Sunday 10 September 2017
    Starting at 10 a.m. in Cortevecchia, mediaeval games and adventures in costume for children and youngsters between 5 and 14.
  • Saturday 26 August 2017
    This will be a great fantasy day with the third summer gathering of Cosplay, role games, the Comics Exhibition ‘Eroi a Grazzano’ and a fantasy market and musical entertainment and shows will be organised until midnight
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