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Salsomaggiore, a Land to discover

HISTORY AND CULTURE
Salsomaggiore is the ideal starting place for suggestive excursions and for the discovery of new or lesser known, yet no less fascinating, itineraries all year round. Its strategic location, surrounded by gently sloped hills and characteristic villages, invites the discovery of a territory rich in history, tradition, culture and places of extraordinary beauty.

Here are a few such places, with links* to the websites where one can find additional informations:
Il Castello di Scipione

[www.castellodiscipione.it]
Il Castello di Vigoleno

[www.castellodivigoleno.it]
La Rocca di Soragna
che si dice infestata dal fantasma di Donna Cenerina

[www.roccadisoragna.it]

Le Terre Verdiane: Museo di Giuseppe Verdi [www.museogiuseppeverdi.it], Giuseppe Verdi's birth house in Roncole [www.casanataleverdi.it] and la Villa S. Agata where Giuseppe Verdi lived and composed many of his masterpieces.[www.villaverdi.org].
La Rocca di Fontanellato

[www.fontanellato.org]
ed il nuovissimo Labirinto di Franco Maria Ricci

[www.labirintodifrancomariaricci.it]
I Castelli del Ducato

[www.castellidelducato.it]

The wonderful cities of Parma and Piacenza, just over 30 km from Salsomaggiore, are both rich in history, aristocratic palaces, museums and art galleries. [www.turismo.parma.it] e http://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/it/localita/piacenza-pc)

GASTRONOMY
Our gastronomy is so well renowned that our region is commonly known as the Italian "Food Valley". Each year Parma hosts the well-known Salone Internazionale dell'Alimentazione - CIBUS..
Among the main locations of interest for a culinary itinerary are:
In Salsomaggiore and its surroundings one can taste traditional Emilian cuisine and buy the best products the region has to offer; we will be glad to provide all related information and suggestions. It is possible, on request, to organise guided group trips to cheese factories and other places where Parmesan Cheese and other typical products are produced.

Given the universal appreciation of the local gastronomic tradition, we are proud to offer in our cuisine the best food of the Emilian tradition, with particular care given to the typical dishes from Parma and Piacenza. Each day our menus do, in fact, offer a variety of Emilian courses, all made with carefully selected ingredients. We also offer an exquisite selection of typical wines to match at best with the local cuisine.

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
It is possible to practice a wide variety of sports in Salsomaggiore.
  • Tennis: The Tennis Club, located close to the centre, has many red- clay courts Golf: The Salsomaggiore Golf Club, with its Club House and an 18 hole golf course, can be reached in ten minutes by car. [www.salsomaggioregolfclub.com].
  • Cycling and Mountain Bike: There is a wide choice for excursions in the neighbourhoods of Salsomaggiore. One can stroll among ancient castles, enjoy the nature of the nearby Parco dello Stirone, visit romantic tiny villages, admire breath-taking views, go for a cycle through the city's boulevards, or take a break in the many blooming parks of the town.
  • Horse Riding: An equestrian centre can be reached in 10 minutes by car, and it offers the possibility of taking horse riding lessons [www.lecascatelle.com].

Salsomaggiore also has a modern Palazzetto dello Sport (Sports Palace) where numerous sporting events are held.

In terms of entertainment, along with the local musical entertainment, the Teatro Nuovo [www.teatronuovosalsomaggiore.it] in Salsomaggiore holds concerts and plays. Moreover, one can pay a visit to the nearby Fidenza Outlet Village[www.fidenzavillage.com], to shop for products of the most renowned Italian and international fashion firms.

Children and teenagers can enjoy a large open pool in the centrally located park of the Palazzo dei Congressi. They can also head to the nearby town of Tabiano, where there is an Adventure Park. [parmaland.it].

*Links are for informative use only. The above links lead to the homepages of the external sites giving information on the locations addressed. Therefore, we do not check nor monitor such websites and their contents and thus we cannot be held accountable for these websites contents or policies, even regarding privacy and treatment of data by users during browsing.