The Parma area boasts thirteen castles rich in history and legends open to the public, a legacy of the various lords who imposed themselves in Parma between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The Castle of Bardi, the Castle of Torrechiara, the Fortress of Fontanellato and the famous Reggia di Colorno, one of Maria Luigia of Austria’s favorite residences, and many others that still preserve hidden treasures to be discovered.