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Rocca dei Rossi

Piazza Mazzini - 12 - San Secondo Parmense - PR - 43017
Phone: +39 0521873214 Fax: +39 0521871500
Hours:

From March to November: Saturday tours at 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 5.00pm and 6.00pm; Sunday and festivities at 10.00am, 11.00am, 3.00pm, 4.00pm and5.00pm.
On other days tours are available for groups on reservation.
Every last Saturday of each month (except December) at 9.00pm Art and fascination at the castle, visit-show. Reservation is mandatory for groups and night tours.

Prices:

full price euros 6,00; groups min 25 people euros 5,50; kids between 6 and 10 years old euros 2,50; secondary schools euros 3,50; primary schools euros 2,50; free entrance until 6 years old, university students and press.

Description:

The castle, once the main residence of the powerful Rossi family, has been largely restored. Only the ancient embattled glacises, the keep and the side with windows framed with Gothic arches of the beginning of 15th century are still left. The building was founded by Pier Maria Rossi and the works went on under his successors, who transformed it into a typically urban residence with huge rooms frescoed by the parmesan school of the late 16th century supplied with imposing fire places of marble of Verona.
Particularly noteworthy is the hall of the Gesta Rossiane by Jacopo Bertoja, depicting historical events related to the Rossi family, as well as many rooms with barrel or cross vaults painted by O. Sammachini and C. Baglione, such as the Sala dell'Asino d'oro inspired by Apuleius' Metamorphosis.
The Rossi Court join the School in the Rocca project, offering guided tours and animation for classes that can be booked and arranged during weekends, for a deep knowledge of the Rossi dinasty. The tours can be arranged between 6.00pm and 10.30pm for groups of at least 40 people. Reservation is compulsory.

How to get there:

18 Km from Parma. From Parma by car Autostrada A1, exit Parma, North Ring road direction aeroporto, exit 9 Aeroporto, take the SP 10 direction Cremona. By bus: urban line n. 23 and extraurban lines Parma-San Secondo and Parma-Roccabianca.

Last update:
09/02/2017