Castle of Varano de' Melegari

Via Castello - Varano de' Melegari - PR - 43040
Phone: +39 3273797253 - 3382559522

the castle is open for receptions and weddings on reservation.


The first documents testifying the existence of the castle refer to the “Cronaca Pallavicino” dated 1087, the year when Uberto, nephew of Adalberto, inherited the building. The Pallavicino family from the Parma and Piacenza territories had control of the main transport routes between Tuscany, Emilia and Liguria regions for many centuries, through a wide network of towers, castles and fortresses. The castles changed owners along the years, passing from a powerful family to another one, as the Visconti and the Farnese, Dukes of Parma and Piacenza. In 1828 was took off by the family Grossardi, famous for their Carbonari society activities and at the beginning of the 20th century the Levacher family. Since 2001, the castle has been property of the Municipality of Varano De' Melegari.

the Castle of Varano is available for banquets, receptions, exhibitions and conferences with a wide Hall nad other rooms (with a light and electric system) plus an inner courtyard.


the castle is available as a location for weddings, banquets and gala dinners. It is also possible to get married at the castle with civil marriage and organize the reception afterwards. The castle is also available for photo shooting.

It has a company of animators (Associazione Oltre Lo Specchio - to organize themed weddings (for example medieval) or to entertain kids.

Company Team buildings:
the castle of Varano is also a location for Team Buildings, with different activities as: Cluedo: crime at the castle, Medieval treasure hunting, Sherlock Holmes and Medieval competitions. For details visit the section Aziende e Privati of the website

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