About Rivivi Festival Castell’Arquato Italy
Plant yourself for two days right in the midst of the Middle Ages!
You can prance with knights, maidens and experience an old-style war in the service of lords.
All in confines of a real medieval village, Castell’Arquato – located in the Piacenza region south-west of Milan – with castle battlements.
Merchants will also be on hand to entice you with fabulous goods while children can learn some medieval games.
Dishes from the Piacenza region will sate your hunger as you go back in time wandering an encampment surrounded by swords and armor, warmed by night-time bonfires.
Food & Drink, Music and Entertainments
This two-day outdoor show immerses you in all things Middle Ages.
From re-enactments, to merchandise, costumed actors, dancing, music, events from ages past and food that recalls Medieval times.
If you like to be in costume, you can also join the parade and walk among other participants in their fanciful outfits.
You get a unique street-level 360-degree experience at this charming festival, vibrating with the atmosphere of a time gone by.
This is a popular festival that has attracted about 10,000 people annually with more than 50 stalls offering goods and tasty treats.
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.