Emilia Romagna Castles

Where it is

Vernasca is located in the upper Val d’Arda a few kilometers from the villages of Castell’arquato and Vigoleno.

Why visit it

The town deserves a visit for its historical testimonies, as well as for the splendid view it offers of the Apennine landscape, dotted here and there with vineyards. The area is crossed by the routes of the "Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori dei Colli Piacentini" (Trail of wines and flavors of the Piacenza hills) and the "Via Francigena".

When to go and what to see

Summer is the best season to visit Vernasca.

Don't miss

The Antica Pieve di S. Colombano church is of great value, surrounded by a small garden, which offers a breathtaking view of the valley.

On the table

Vinsanto di Vigoleno is the local specialty.

Keeping fit

At the Provincial Park of Monte Morìa visitors can go on hikes and walks.

Significant appointments

The Market of Wonders in the village of Vigoleno.

Bascherdeis, in July, an international festival of street artists.

In the surroundings

Nearby, Vigoleno is a small fortified village rich in history; in San Genesio the Pieve della Madonna della Mercede, the Mignano Dam, and the Stirone and Piacenziano Regional Park.

Castles in the territory

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Monuments in the territory

image from Antica Pieve

Antica Pieve

image from Antica Chiesa di Sant'Andrea

Antica Chiesa di Sant'Andrea

image from Diga di  Mignano

Diga di Mignano

image from Chiesa Parrocchiale di S. Giorgio

Chiesa Parrocchiale di S. Giorgio

For More Information

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