From Princes to Dairymen in just one day!

A half day to discover some of the Taro Valley excellences:
from the visit to Compiano Castle, the Landi Princes’ ancient residence and later on the mansion of a bizarre Marquise who devoted herself to collecting furnishings and works of art, to the visit of a dairy with the King of Cheese tasting: Reggiano Parmesan!

You will meet your guide right at the Compiano Castle for a visit to the museum collections kept inside the ancient stronghold, built to defend the Taro Valley, where you will enjoy the rich eclectic collection exhibited in those sumptuous rooms, tastefully furnished by their last owner, the Marquise Lina Raimondi Gambarotta. Finally you might also visit, on your own, the International Masonry Museum, the only one in Italy, which is connected to the historical period when in 1823 and 1831 Compiano Castle was used as a prison and some political dissidents, exponents of the Carbonarist Movement and Freemasonry, were imprisoned there.

Compiano is counted among the most beautiful villages in Italy. That ancient urban conglomeration, mentioned since 1021, arose on the historical route that connected Emilia, Tuscany and Liguria and still today it dominates the Taro High Valley.

Then you will be driven to a nearby dairy in order to know the production phases of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and to taste some of its seasonings with typical local products.

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  • The story of a millenary castle remained unconquered
  • A guided visit to an unusual eclectic House-Museum
  • Wonderful landscapes overlooking the Taro Valley
  • The discovery of the processing methods of Reggiano Parmesan
  • A tasting of local products


  • The fee includes: an admission ticket and a guided visit to the museum collections of Compiano Castle, a guided visit and a private tasting at a dairy.


Castello di Compiano, Via Marco Rossi Sidoli 15, 43053 – Compiano (PR) 


A half-day and semi-private tour
Individual transfer from the Castle to the dairy (10 minutes about)


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