Municipality of Montechiarugolo, 16 km from Parma
From March to November
Montechiarugolo Castle was built by Guido Torelli in the fifteenth century, juts over Enza stream, on the ruins of a prior village: it is an important example of both fortified architecture and noble manor.
It’s possible to go into the crenellated structure from the drawbridge, and admire the wonderful frescoed rooms, where it is rumoured the legendary Fairy Bema’s ghost still roams.
During 1500, thanks to Pomponio Torelli, great humanist and literatus, the Castle reaches the maximum splendour and becomes destination of a close circle of artists and famous guests, such as Pope Paul III and King Frances I of France.