Castell’Arquato is located on the foothills of the Val D’Arda.
The medieval village is perched along the hill and just 30 kim from the capital Piacenza.
Straddling the left bank of the Arda river, the stone village has been almost untouched over the centuries.
Walk the Viale delle Rimembranze and come upon the Farnesiano Tower which neighbours the Palazzo del Duca.
Keep going and uncover the street called “Solata” where you’ll encounter the fortress Rocca Viscontea.
Right in front, you can survey Monumental Square and gaze upon three major buildings: La Collegiata, La Rocca and Palazzo del Podestà
Notable cuisine in the area includes: roasted chestnuts (castagnaccio), cured meats, cooked salami, polenta with ciccioli (trans. pressed cake of pork) and toasted on the grill.