Thanks to Ariel – Martin’s cousin – we had a chance to see places where we would not go on our own. In one of our previous posts I told you about Piacenza, Bobbio and St. Anna’s chapel that we visited on Saturday (28.09.2019). Here I continue about our trip on Sunday. Read more in the post.
The first place we have visited was Castell’Arquato. It is a traditional medieval town that kept its appearance as it was back in the 10th century.
The town is located in an important area of wine production – Colli Piacentini (Piacenza Hills). You can see wine yards from the castle.
Some scenes of the movie “Ladyhawke” were filmed in the old town of Castell’Arcuato.
When we arrived to the castle, it was clouded, but nevertheless crowded. The view on the valley is amazing.
We have spent some time there, just absorbing the medieval atmosphere and enjoying beautiful area, and then moved to the next destination.
Castle of Bardi
We liked Castell’Arcuato so much that we didn’t notice how time has passed. We planned to visit Castle of Bardi.
Ariel wanted to show us beautiful views on the way there. For this he chose a lacet road through the forest. The day was quickly changing to evening, and Ariel was in a hurry to show us something. This meant fast driving on a lacet road.
By the time we arrived my face was green, and I felt accordingly. Martin was not much better 😀 It was also cold, and the sun had already sat down. We managed to take just several pictures of the castle in the twilight, but it was enough to get us impressed.
The castle of Bardi looked gigantic. Ariel said it was possible to get in during the day. The view from there must be awesome.
We didn’t have a possibility to check the castle itself, so I guess we have a nice reason to come back one day 😉
After we took some pictures of the castle of Bardi, we came back to PIacenza area and went to a small town nearby called Pizzighettone.
By the time we arrived we felt much better, so we went for gelato 😊 It was quite chilly, but it is never too cold for delicious Italian ice-cream! We took some rest enjoying our desserts, and then went to take a look on the city.
We’ve seen som of the most popular places: the Church of San Bassano and tthe Pizzighettone Castle. It was already dark, so we just walked on the territory of the castle, and also across the river Po.
It was a nice place, and we would like to see it again during the day time.
Since it was already late, we finished our weekend tour there. After our walk we went home. It was a nice trip: the landscapes were amazing. We hope once the pandemic is over, we’ll manage to visit Ariel and see more of this beautiful area.