The apartment is a new construction of 75 square meters , consisting of an entrance hall, kitchen , great room, hallway, bedroom , bathroom with Jacuzzi for two people and a covered terrace of 50 sqm. The apartment is located in the municipality of Traversetolo famous for the big Sunday market , in a quiet and well served , only 200 m from the bus stop. The area is easily accessible by public transport , by car to the north at 20 km from the A1 motorway exit Parma city center, 15 km to the south from the exit Terre di Canossa Campegine . The area is rich in culture and wine tasting tours : Castle of Canossa 15 km, castle Rossena 13 Km, 10 Km from four castles , castle Torrechiara 8 Km, Felino Castle 8 km, 14 km Montecchio castle , the castle of St. According to 35 km, castle of Montechiarugolo 4 Km, 30 Km Bardi Castle , and many others, also summer residence of Marie Louise of Austria and boshi Carrega 15 Km Placed in the heart of the gastronomic journey of some of the excellent Italian prosciutto di Parma , Parmigiano-Reggiano and Lambrusco .Located at 12 km from the capital of Langhirano ham , 10 to Feline famous for salami.The apartment is new and is very bright with lots of space, large private terrace where you can dine and enjoy the sun, large garden where you can relax to do barbecu.
What to visit around Traversetolo :
1. Medieval Castles 2. Thermal water Treatment 3. Route of Prosciutto and Wines of Colli
Between the Po river and the Apennine mountains south of Parma and Piacenza lie a series of wonderfully preserved castles that demand the traveler’s attention. This is also the main production area for Parma hams (almost all are produced here) as well as Parmigiano cheese and Colli di Parma wines. You can’t go wrong on a visit here. The best preserved castle is called Torrechiara. The castle is almost unchanged since the 15th century, when it was built by Pier Maria Rossi upon the ruins of a fortress house 80 meters above the valley floor. The entry charge of 3 Euros makes it a bargain. Every room is awash in “grotesque” frescoes, my favorite being those in the Salon degli Acrobati (Acrobat’s Room), where naked acrobats perform impossible feats of fantasy atop lions. In other rooms, fantasy scenes combining animals, plants and people are strung out over every surface. A note in one of the rooms remarks that the term “grotesque” derives from “grotto-esque”, referring to the works found in ancient grottoes such as those attributed to Titus and Traianus Thormae.
2. Thermal Water Treatment
The Terme di Monticelli has succeeded in taking the most precious fruits of the water, turning them into active ingredients. One of Italy’s most advanced spa areas, it can boast seven specialised centres, three spa hotels, gyms, various spa pools, solarium and exercise routes in the park. The Terme di Monticelli, a peaceful oasis immersed in a centuries-old park occupying twenty-five hectares, offers classic spa courses including treatments and accommodation, personalised packages and multi-specialised advice, thanks to the professionalism of the medical staff and the most sophisticated equipment. If you’re looking for relaxation or a return to a more natural pace of life, take advantage of the new week or weekend packages.
3. Route of Prosciutto and Wines of Colli
Running across the hills surrounding Parma, crossed by the rivers Parma and Baganza, this itinerary offers the chance to taste different and famous typical products, such as Prosciutto di Parma (Parma Ham), Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Colli di Parma Wine, the Black Truffle from Fragno and the Salami from Felino. All matched with the traditional delicious gastronomy.The itinerary, about 40 kms long, starts from Parma and crosses Collecchio, Sala Baganza, Felino, Calestano, Torrechiara, Lesignano, Langhirano, Neviano, Traversetolo and Montechiarugolo villages.Located 11 kms south west of Parma and once a stopping-place along the Romea Road, Collecchio is nowadays an important industrial centre, sorrounded by two natural reserves: Regional Park of Taro and Boschi di Carrega. Turning left to Sala Baganza the road crosses Talignano, where in 13th century was built the Pievededicated to St Biagio, a shelter for pilgrims following the Via Francigena.Sala Baganza, is an old village whose history is bound to the Rocca, built in 1477. The itinerary goes on towards Felino, renowned for its delicious salame and for the Parma Ham. On the crest on the right stands the Castle. Next stop is the medieval village of Calestano, where every year between October and November the National Fair of the Truffle of Fragno takes place.Back to Felino, follow signs to Torrechiara, where is still towering the majestic Castle, one of the biggest and well preserved of this land.
By reaching Lesignano de’ Bagni, one of the centres of Parma Ham production, you can visit St. Michael parish church, preserving some of its original Romanesque features, just like the Vallombrosa Abbey, built in 1111 by St. Bernardo degli Uberti, bishop of Parma from 1106 to 1133.Not far from Lesignano, on the other side of Parma river, lies the village of Langhirano, the main centre of Parma Ham production. It is here that every first week of September, the Prosciutto di Parma Festival takes place, where visitors can taste all typical dishes of this land and visit the factories where ham is made.Next stop is the little village of Neviano degli Arduini, with its romanesque parish churches: Santa Maria, built by Matilde di Canossa between 1080 and 1090, the Pieve of Scurano and the Pieve of Bazzano with its ancient octagonal baptismal font. Near Scurano you can also spend some relaxing hours in the Oasi Biologica del Monte Fuso, a natural reserve and one of the main centres of production of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. The itinerary crosses then Traversetolo, an important agricoltural centre, where you can visit the Renato Brozzi Museum, an artist appreciated by Gabriele D’Annunzio, and the Magnani Rocca Foundation displaying paintings by Goya, Van Dyck and Giorgio Morandi.Going back to Parma, the last stop is Montechiarugolo, with its Castle built in 15th century by theTorelli family, which would later become the country residence of the Farnese family.