The wine harvest time according to ancient traditions wants that during this season many villages, around Vacation Rental Borgo di Vigoleno®, organize “Celebration of the Grapes”. One of these takes place at Castle of Gropparello (30 km from Borgo di Vigoleno®) until September 30, with time for children, who can crush the grapes in the vats, while the parents are provided tastings of wines from the Colli Piacentini.
Origins of Castle of Gropparello date back to the 8th century and over the years it was held by important families, such as the Fulgosi, the Pallavicino, the Sforza, the Campofregoso, the Attendolo and, lastly, the Gibelli. Built on an irregular plan, it is a magnificent example of the art of fortification.
Insede you can find ‘Parco delle Fiabe’ (‘Park of Fairy Tales’) that has been created in the surrounding woodland: the first ‘emotive’ park in Italy. Children, dressed as olden-day knights and accompanied by guides, rediscover the traces of the passage of fairies, pixies, elves, druids and witches. For older visitors, there are splendid banquets in the Medieval Tavern.