Religion, History and Legends

  • The Valley of the Painters
    Perhaps there are not many who remember that the Vezzeno valley, quiet but fascinating, has often been chosen as a place of inspiration as well as rest by famous artists ....
  • The lovely Rosania
    The Ghost of the Castle of Gropparello
    There are those who swear they have heard her voice, others that they have seen her slim diaphanous figure merging with the light of the moon on the battlements of the castle ....
  • Piplòn
    The "dumb" devil of Gropparello
    At the side of the road between Gropparello and Castellana there is a strange "block" of serpentine: a rock about ten metres high with the upper part resembling a man. Tradition tells us it is a devil .....
  • Carnival characters in Piacenza
    The Carnival characters of the province of Piacenza are essentially four, Tullein and Cesira in the city, Vigion and Lureinsa in the country. They represent the traditional figures, crafty and scheming perhaps but bringing a smile to the face.
  • Chapel of the Apparition
    The Chapel of the Apparition was built in 1954 in the area called i Frati, near the former local prison, to celebrate the apparition of the Virgin in 1496.
  • The apparition of Our Lady of the Roses at San Damiano
    In 1961 the small village of San Damiano in the municipality of San Giorgio Piacentino hit the headlines after a presumed apparition of the Madonna to a peasant woman, signora Rosa Quattrini.
  • The apparition of the Blessed Virgin of the Quercia, patroness of the Nure valley
    In 1496 the Madonna appeared to a shepherd girl near an oak tree on the hill known as the Colle dei Frati near Bettola. News of the apparition led to the birth of a deeply felt popular cult.
  • Impipatene e guarda in alto - the curious motto of Grazzano
    The motto of Grazzano is an example of the sense of humour of the man who created it, the Duke Giuseppe Visconti.
  • The Magnificent Union of the Nure Valley
    A Union of Municipalities ante litteram, that reminds us of the independent spirit of the people of the upper and middle valley of the Nure.
  • The Bread Road and the Oil Road
    The trade route that connected the Po valley to Liguria passed along the Nure valley, almost following the river bed. The name Bettola (inn) is a reminder of the importance of trade in the life of the town.
  • The Ghost of Aloisa
    The story of the unhappy Aloisa, the friendly ghost that haunts the houses and castle of Grazzano Visconti.

  • Discover the area
    Discover the area
  • Places to eat
  • Where to stay
  • Itineraries and guided visits
    Itineraries and guided visits
  • Events and Festivals
    Events and Festivals
  • Traditions and Curiosities
    Traditions and Curiosities
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