Photos courtesy of Castello di Vigoleno
Double rooms: 80–150 euros
Rates include tax
Open: all year
From Bologna, take A1 highway and exit Fidenza in direction of Ponte Ghiara-Salsomaggiore Terme. Turn right following the direction of Vigoleno and S. Nicomede-Scipione
Nearby: horseback riding; golf; tennis
Yes, church on site. Inquire hotel for details.
Any castle lover will find this setting wonderful. A crenellated medieval and Renaissance wall surround both the castle and its ancient village. There are even three different portcullises and the traces of a drawbridge at the entrance of the village.
The hotel exudes lots of appropriate atmosphere with wall tapestries and suits of armor in the public rooms.
Most of the guest rooms are suites inside the main castle with a few in an annex just outside. Not the big tower, but the smaller one holds a suite as well. Here you’ll find a four-poster bed and a loft.
The comfortable suites inside the castle are named after colors, such as red, pale blue, yellow, pink, and green, and decor and fabrics inside reflect these color schemes. Period furniture and old paintings give an historical touch. Views from the rooms can be of the village square, its fountain, or of the hillsides.
On the ground floor a restaurant features cuisine and wines of the region. You can enjoy breakfast while looking out at the valley below from your table.
Wi-Fi in the public areas only.
Part of the movie Lady Hawke with Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer was filmed here.
Small museum with historical documents and photographs are located in the large tower in front.