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Rocca Meli Lupi

Piazza Meli Lupi - 5 - Soragna - PR - 43019
Phone: +39 0524597978 Fax: +39 0524597964
Hours:

from 1 April to 15 October: 9.00am - 11.00am* and 3.00pm - 6.00pm*
from 16 October to 31 March: 9.00am - 11.00am* and 2.30pm - 5.30pm*
* last guided tour

Prices:

Full ticket euros 9,00; groups (min. 20 people) and over 65 euros 8,00; students (up to 18 years) euros 5,00; kids euros 4,00.
Guided tours in english or french are available with a supplement.

Description:

Situated between the river Po and the river Stirone, the perfectly preserved fortress of Soragna is one of the most magnificent in the valley. The residence of the Meli Lupi family for centuries, it still shows the features of a fine mansion of 16th, 17th and 18th century.

Access is across a masonry bridge and through a neoclassical entrance leading into a square courtyard, embellished by four 18th century statues and linked to an English-style garden by a long room called Bocchirale. Interiors boast frescoes by C. Baglione, G. Campi, G. Bolla, Ferdinando and Francesco Bibiena, rich furniture, a Madonna with Child painted by Ludovico Brea, still lifes by F. Boselli and mythological subjects by A. Appiani.

After a restoration in 1770, the Poets' Gallery decorated by G. Motta and the Bibiena brothers, portraying ancient poets togheter with landscapes and mythological scenes, was brought back to light.

The access for disabled is partially possible, only the ground floor is easily accessible.

Animals can enter only if small, carried in someone’s arms or in a carrier.

How to get there:

Soragna is 28 Kms north west of Parma. From Parma by car, follow SS 9 (Via Emilia) towards Fidenza. In Fidenza turn right following the signs to Soragna. Bus Tep Parma-Soragna form Parma railway station.

Last update:
26/01/2017