Emilia Romagna Castles

Where it is

Bardi is a village about 60 km from Parma in the Appennines at 625 meters above sea level, in the Ceno valley.

Why visit it

Dominated by the scenic bulk of its famous castle, Bardi is today an appreciated summer resort in a panoramic position. Flowery meadows, fresh streams, and beautiful walks make a tour in its surroundings worthwhile. 

Don't miss

Bardi is an appreciated summer resort in a panoramic position, located along the Via Francigena and dominated by the bulk of its famous and imposing Castle: an example of military architecture of the age, it stands majestically on a spur of red jasper. Inside there are the  Vally Life Museum and the Poaching and Trapping Museum. 

Also worth visiting is the parish church of Santa Maria Addolorata; built in 1934 in the Ravenna style, it preserves in its large interior with three naves an early work by Parmigianino the "Mystical Marriage of Santa Caterina", datable to around 1522.

In the surroundings

Not far from here, about 25 km away, you can visit the Compiano Castle, the Ghirardi Nature Reserve and the pretty village of Borgo Val di Taro.
More, near Bardi the excursions to Monte Barigazzo are fascinating.

Castles in the territory

Monuments in the territory

image from Fortezza di Bardi

Fortezza di Bardi

image from Via degli Abati

Via degli Abati

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