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  • The Duchy of Parma
  • The Duchy of Parma
  • The Duchy of Parma
  • The Duchy of Parma

The Dukedom of Parma and Piacenza went through over 300 years of history, but the fortresses and castles that are on this land preserve much ancient memories; Noble families, feudal lords, condottiere lived between those walls adventures that tell stories of courage to oppose the enemies in this land of border and large transit. Tell patrons that called for great artists to give glory to their residences, refined courts, loves sweets and full of passion.

The Castles were homes, defensive bulwarks, and centers of power until 1545 when they becoming a State: the Dukedom of Parma and Piacenza. 

The Duchy was created by the will of Pope Paul III Farnese who joined Parma e Piacenza under a single crown for his son Pier Luigi; and the Farnese family raised the International prestige of this small State during their reign. With the Congress of Vienna, convened in 1815, the Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla is assigned to Marie Louise of Austria, wife of Napoleon. On the death of the beloved Sovereign the territory back to the Bourbon dynasty until annexation to the Kingdom of Italy in 1860.

Culture, Arts and Environment, together with a great tradition gastronomic constitute the essence of this unspoiled land located between the Apennines and the Po just an hour's drive from Milan.

Many castles and historical mansions are available for a fairytale wedding in Italy full of romance; Castle of Compiano, Castle of Rivalta, Castle of Bardi are only a few examples of marvelous treasures hidden along the beautiful and unspoiled route that connect the North of Italy with the charming hills of Tuscany.

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