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Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Gropparello

Excursions and guided tours

During the Christmas period Gropparello, situated on the hills of Piacenza, welcomes visitors into a fairytale atmosphere.

The town of Gropparello and its castle come alive with the colors and magic of Christmas.


Markets and arrival of Saint Lucy

When: Sunday 11 December
Santa Lucia arrives in the beautiful town of Gropparello, with markets, shows and much more!
Inflatables, virtual reality and a sweet stall will also be present.

Opening markets

When: Sunday 11 December, 10 a.m.
Pancakes, roasted chestnuts, drinks and fun activities for children.

Drawing for the Christmas raffle with many prizes

When: Sunday, 11 December, 11.30 a.m.

Passage of Saint Lucy in the Piazza

When: Sunday, 11 December, 2.30 p.m.

Nativity scenes at the Bersani di Gropparello

When: from Thursday 8 December 2022 to Friday 6 January 2023
The Magic of Cribs is renewed at the Bersani di Gropparello, the village of “Fairy Tales” in the Vezzeno Valley, with new life-size characters and numerous Cribs scattered along the streets of the village.


Castello d’Inverno- Magic of the enchanted Christmas

When: Dec. 1, 2022 to Jan. 8, 2023
Where: Gropparello Castle

Visitors can explore the richly decorated halls of the castle with special guided tours for a fee and by reservation.
At the end of the 1.30-hour tour, you can visit an area where you can find gift ideas.

San Silvestro(New Year’s Eve) at Gropparello Castle

When: December 31 from 7:30 p.m.

The castle’s New Year’s Eve proposal includes:

  • The possibility of a romantic dinner with a fireplace and background music
  • Visit to the Castle
  • Magic of Christmas Enchantment with toast

You can also opt for visit and toast, departing at 11:15 pm.

Slow dinner at the castle

When: January 1, 2023, 8 p.m.

Romantic, candlelight dinner in the Red Room with fireplace, with background music:
3 courses to choose from the New Year’s Eve a la carte menu.

  • Castello - Via Roma, 84 - Gropparello
  • Piazza Roma, 1 - Gropparello
8 December 2023 - January 6, 2024
Info on the program
+ 39 0523.870997