Built in the beginning of the 15th century upon an existing fort of the marquees Pallavicino from Polesine, the Antica Corte Pallavicina presents fabulous cellars where cured meats season, cheeses and wines are preserved. The indoors have been restored during the half of the 16th century, when the panelled ceilings were replaced with magnificent umbrella vaults.
After 1780 it was transformed into a barrack, where borders Dragons established to control smuggling developed between the bancks of the river Po. After 1860 the court was divided in small residences used by peasants, fishermen, artisans and carts drivers. Then later the river Po moved and reached the court that remained in the water and got flooded many times.
Now, after an accurate restoraion work, it’s back to the ancient splendors: in the cellars are hanging many culatelli, parmigiano reggiano cheese and wines, in the elegant restaurant (1 Michelin star) the best Bassa Parmense cuisine acan be tasted and in the beautiful bedrooms at the first floor it’s possible to spend a night with the view of the Po river.
1) Court visit: the garden, the court, the frescoed rooms, the ancient cellars for the seasoning of culatelli and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Duration: 40 minutes
2) Visit to the farm to see the pigs of the Nera Parmigiana brand, the cows, farm animals, vegetables garden and vineyard.
Duration: 1 hour
guided tours in foreign language (english and french); temporary exhibitions in the Galleria delle Botti; cooking classes and cured meats preparation; bike tours to the Verdi land and along the river Po; accommodation in charme bedrooms; 1 Michelin star restaurant; Bar-so Lido lounge bar inside the court; exclusive venues for events.