Just outside Piacenza is a landscape as long as a dream.

Discover enchanting medieval hamlets, bell towers and ancient abbeys, romantic parish churches and antique flavours.
Nestled in the heart of the Piacentini hills are three of the most beautiful medieval hamlets in Italy.


Bobbio is the most important town in Val Trebbia. The emblem of the town is Ponte Gobbo, an ancient Roman bridge which is 273 metres long. The area around Bobbio was already occupied during the Stone Age and was later populated by Ligurian settlers. After the Ligurians came the Gauls, later to be followed definitively by the Ancient Romans.

The town became of importance when the Monastery of San Colombano was established in 614. During Medieval times its library became one of the most important in Europe. Also of interest is the Malaspina Dal Verme Castle, another medieval architectural jewel. Since 1995, every summer the wonderful Bobbio Film Festival is held inside the Monastery of San Colombano by the film director Marco Bellocchio. Down towards the valley, along the course of the river Trebbia, visitors can navigate the Strada di Vini e dei Sapori dei Colli Piacentini (the Road of Wine and Flavours of the Piacentini Hills) to discover local wineries and the many products of this area.


Castell’Arquato is a small medieval jewel of art and architecture: both romantic and evocative, it is almost unrivalled elsewhere. Rocca Viscontea dominates the surrounding area, and from its towers visitors can admire the amazing panorama.


Vigoleno is a fortified hamlet that has been perfectly preserved. From within its crenellated walls visitors can still breathe in the charm of this medieval castle.


Suggerimenti – Via Malta 23 – Piacenza 6 km
Usteria La Carrozza – Via 10 Giugno 122 – Piacenza 7 km
Vecchia Pergola – Via Roma 1 – Gossolengo (PC) 20 km
La Rossia – Località Rossia 17 – Rossia (PC) 20 km
Antica Locanda del Falco – Castello di Rivalta – Gazzola (PC) 25 km


Golf Croara Country Club
Località Croara Nuova – Gazzola (PC)
27 km
La Bosana Equitazione
Via Canova 12 – Piozzano (PC)
38 km