Lying between the Chero and the Riglio rivers, and crossed by the Vezzeno and by the Rio Rasello, the municipal territory of Gropparello - long and narrow - includes a great variety of landscapes. In just a few kilometres you climb from the plain to the first heights of the Apennines (Mount Obolo reaches 1,098 metres).
The territory is rich in details to discover, walking or on horseback, or driving slowly.
The background to this journey is sometimes cultivated fields, hills and vineyards, sometimes slopes covered in woodland from which great blocks of serpentine emerge, or green alpine meadows ...
Towers, campanili and castles dot the countryside, reminding us of a heroic past, while around Montechino there are traces of industrial archaeology.
All this, plus a rich and tasty cuisine and fine wines. This is why you will want to visit the area of Gropparello!!
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 December 2018
Every Sunday a creative workshop to make the magical Christmas candles together
From 25 November to 17 December 2018
At 11 a.m. on 25 November in piazza Roma: a historical-cultural walk to encourage interest in places connected with the Liberation. A collective artistic event will take place on 25th of every month.
From Thursday to Sunday in the months of November and December 2018
Lunch at the Taverna del Castello and guided visit of the splendid medieval fortress.
Sunday 28 October 2018, Thursday 1st November 2018 and Sundays 4, 11, 18 November 2018 and saturday 8 and sunday 9 december 2018
Starting at 10 a.m. adventures and animation for children and youngsters, who will be involved in games and battles of the Breton saga of the wizard Merlin.
On Sundays 8, 15, 22 and 29 July 2018 and 5, 12, 19 and 26 August 2018
The adventures for children include: 'Hunt for the Dragon's Egg' and 'Grand Adventure in the woods'. Don't miss the enchanted visit with the secrets of the castle, and characters in mediaeval costume.
From April to September 2018
Guided visits every day at 11.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. Booking obligatory
from 8 December 2016 until 6 January 2017
Small themed Christmas Cribs form a crown around the large Nativity scene created by the villagers using recycled materials, with life-size statues ..... not to be missed!
Saturday 10 September 2016
Non-competitive walk of 3-7-13 km, registration from 3.30 pm in Piazza Roma. The walk has been organised by the Società di Mutuo Soccorso in collaboration with the pro loco of Gropparello as part of the Festa dell'Uva.
Saturday 20 August
In the courtyard of the castle, as part of the third season of the Parchi della Musica
Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 August 2016
Celebrations in memory of 8 August 1944 organised by the Museum of the Resistance in Piacenza
Sunday 31 July
On Sunday morning at Gropparello the 5th Mtb Walk Majo, non-competitive walk and bicycle ride over varying distances.
+39 333 2874455 ; +39 339 5490323
Saturday 4 June 2016
From 3.30 pm in the green area by the sports centre
+39 338 4755719
Riserva del Piacenziano - Piacenzian Reserve
The path is about 1 km long and is easy walking. There and back is estimated to take about an hour and a half.
Restaurant of the castle of Gropparello- typical tavern in mediaeval style, also serves special lunch and dinner menus for events in the castle
Via Roma 82 - Gropparello
Typical country restaurant with a menu that varies according to the seasonal products available
Località Veggiola, 10 - Gropparello