Emilia Romagna Castles

Rocca d'Olgisio

    Rocca d'Olgisio is one of the oldest and most evocative fortified complexes in Emilia, both for its position overlooking valleys rich in vineyards, furrowed by the Tidone and Chiarone torrents, and for its stupendous architecture. The manor house, built on sandstone rock, is defended by no less than six city walls: it harmoniously integrates medieval and Renaissance structures. The surrounding area is distinguished by the presence of natural caves used by primitive man as dwelling and burial places.
The current owners with considerable effort, continuous commitment, great passion and careful restoration have made the manor house visitable and open to the public.
In addition to guided tours, Rocca d'Olgisio offers the opportunity to: stay overnight in the castle, in 5 double
rooms, all pet friendly. The manor house hosts events, business meetings and conferences.

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 Rocca d'Olgisio is above all an ideal place to spend a day in the Apennines in the midst of nature. Visitors can relax in the gardens inside the castle or take walks in the surrounding hills or woods. For the more sporty, CAI trails of medium difficulty wind from the castle, from which it is possible to admire some of the natural caves that dot the surroundings of Rocca d'Olgisio. Those who prefer mountain biking or motorcycling can choose from several scenic routes in the valleys around the castle. It is part of the
Circuit of the Castles of the Duchy of Parma, Piacenza and Pontremoli, in
Emilia Romagna.


Rocca d'Olgisio - Castle of Olgisio photo credits: |Rocca d'Olgisio| - Castelli del Ducato