The medieval castles around Piacenza
Day trip to the beautiful medieval towns around Piacenza, with their castles full of history, between green hills and valleys in northen Italy.
The trip starts from Vigoleno in "d'Arda" valley, a very nice and picturesque town surrounded by ancient walls and a castle.
The walls outside the castle and the town's main entrance.
Relaxing hikes between the narrow streets in Vigoleno.
Vigoleno's main square, with a fountain and a church.
The beautiful and very well preserved "San Giorgio" church, built during the XII century.
A visit to the small, but very interesting, Vigoleno's museum, actually an armory where old pictures are also stored.
From the museum, it is possible to climb on the top of a tower, for a beautiful panoramic view.
Views onto Vigoleno, from the top of the tower.
The belltower and the fountain seen from the top of the tower. Further information about Vigoleno can be found HERE.
The day continues with a visit to Castell'Arquato where this trail brings in the town's main square.
Castell'Arquato's main square with views onto the cathedral and the fortress.
Walking between the charming town's streets.
Other views onto Castell'Arquato. For additional information about this town, see HERE