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Vernasca (PC), Borgo di Vigoleno, ph. cristiano dallacasagrand, WLM2014

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Where is it

Vigoleno village is located on the border of the province of Parma a few kilometers from Castell’Arquato.

Why visit it

Vigoleno is characterized by the elegance of its forms. 

Certified among the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, Vigoleno is a perfect example of the housing logic of the Middle Ages. From the main square, where the sixteenth-century fountain is located, going east you reach the Romanesque church of San Giorgio, dating back to the second half of the twelfth century.

When to go and what to see

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit the village.

Room with a view

For a fairy-tale overnight stay, it is possible to rent a suite inside Vigoleno Castle

All the suites have old-fashioned original furnishings but also all the modern comforts necessary to make your stay perfect.

Do not miss

The walls are imposing, partly covered by a panoramic walkway: the bulk of the quadrangular keep stands out with its loopholes, corbels and Ghibelline battlements, with four floors of visit.

On the table

Vin Santo di Vigoleno is a wine with a controlled designation of origin. The vinification, mandatory aging, bottling and bottle aging operations must only be carried out within the administrative territory of the municipality of Vernasca.

Main events

The wonder markets are held annually.

During the summer Bascherdeis, international festival of street artists.


A short distance away, Vernasca (8 km) is worth a visit with the old church dedicated to San Colombano surrounded by a small garden, which often hosts live music. The surviving parts of the church are flanked by the ancient rectory which currently houses the Provincial Visitor Center of the Via Francigena. 10 km away is also Castell’Arquato which impresses and fascinates the visitor with its intact medieval atmosphere.

Piazza del Municipio - Castell'Arquato





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