Playing the Middle Ages
29 December 2011
Castles, villages and vineyard
30 December 2011

First day

Guided visit to Bobbio, a small city that grew up around the celebrated Abbey founded by the Irish monk Colombanus in the 7th century: included are the Abbey, the Humpback Bridge, the Romanesque Cathedral and entrance to the Abbey Museum. Typical lunch

Transfer and guided visit to Grazzano Visconti, a social and artistic experiment conceived by Giuseppe Visconti di Modrone. Included are the Piazza del Biscione, the Corte Vecchia, the chapel of the Grazie and the historic Park surrounding the Castle. Tea in the Great Hall.

Dinner in Piacenza and overnight stay in a hotel.

Second day

Guided visit to Piacenza, following an itinerary taking us to the principal sights of the city: the Palazzo Farnese, Piazza dei Cavalli, the Cathedral and the shrine of Santa Maria di Campagna.
Included is entry to the art collections of the Civic Museums of Palazzo Farnese.


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