Tabiano: where the magic happens
Built more than a thousand years ago as a military fortress, the Tabiano Castle is now a private residence, part of the Castelli del Ducato circuit and open for visits, events and weddings. Like other castles in the area, it was built by the Pallavicino marquises to control the via Emilia, the via Francigena and the precious salt of Salsomaggiore and Tabiano, a fundamental ingredient for the birth of some gastronomic specialties of the territory such as Parma Ham. In its first four centuries of life, the history of the Castle traces the events of the Italian High and Late Middle Ages: wars between the Guelphs and Ghibellines, between the emperor and the Papacy with sieges, destruction, conquests, betrayals, but also loves and conspiracies. between relatives.After centuries of disputes, the Castle experienced a period of semi-abandonment, only to rise to new life at the end of the nineteenth century thanks to Giacomo and Rosa Corazza who made it their residence. public on the occasion of guided tours, special events or for private celebrations. Guests of the Castle can stay in the houses of the ancient medieval village now transformed into the Relais de Charme Tabiano Castello and stop for lunch or dinner in the charming restaurant il Caseificio. Book your visit or scroll to find out more about the events in the Castle.
Weddings at the Castle
The ceremony in the picturesque church a few steps from the Castle, the aperitif in the garden while the sun sets over the Apennines, dinner on the panoramic terrace and in the frescoed halls, the party in the ancient cellars … the atmosphere, the details, the landscapes, make del Castello di Tabiano the ideal setting for your most precious memories. To the spouses who choose to contact the catering of the il Caseificio restaurant, the chef Maurizio Morini will be able to propose menus that combine traditional dishes with surprising culinary refinements, follow the seasonality of the products and always having an eye for the choice of suppliers and materials. prime, contact us to request an appointment and to find out about our services.
From large gala dinners to small meetings, from corporate retreats to new product launches to candlelit dinners, at the Tabiano Castle and at the Relais Tabiano Castello you will find the right environments for any type of event. The Castle has a great variety of frescoed rooms and suggestive environments for any type of meeting. Each room can be equipped with a screen, video projector, Wi-Fi connection, chairs and tables on request, in rooms that can accommodate up to 250 people. Contact us to request an appointment and to find out about our services.
Visits and Events
The Tabiano Castle is a private house that can only be visited accompanied by a Castle guide. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and passes through the most fascinating places of the manor: the ancient vaulted cellars, the wonderful halls decorated with stuccoes and frescoes, the grand staircase, the panoramic terraces. Adults: € 9.00 Children 8-12 years and Castelli del Ducato Passport: € 8.00 (The entrance ticket also includes the guided tour) Find out the opening days on our calendar and book your visit.
With a skilful renovation work, the Antico Borgo on the slopes of the Castle has been transformed into a Relais de Charme immersed in calm and greenery, preserving the charm and authenticity of medieval residences, with great attention to respect for history, environmental sustainability, links with the territory. Leaving the external structures dating back to the feudal era intact, the ancient rooms of the Borgo’s farmers and artisans have been transformed into rooms and apartments complete with all comforts. Surrounded by a green lawn, two swimming pools are available to guests of the Relais or for daily admissions, together with a wellness center housed in a natural cave where massages and body treatments can be booked. Also in the Antico Borgo, the Dairy restaurant offers typical local and non-local cuisine, based on km0 products for breakfasts, lunches and dinners on the splendid panoramic terrace or in the rooms where Parmigiano Reggiano was once produced. Beautiful green courtyards all around the ancient buildings of the Borgo, embellished with roses, lemons, pomegranates, along with the restaurant’s vegetable garden, orchard and hundreds of olive trees. “Everything is peace and silence” one could say, paraphrasing Leopardi.
In the hills around the Castle, four beautifully restored farmhouses are ideal for holidays in the hills of Parma, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, or for weddings, ceremonies and … children’s parties with pizza cooked in the old wood-burning ovens. Located in very panoramic positions, with a view that sweeps from the Po Valley to the Alps, they offer the charm of the past with all modern comforts.Surrounded by large gardens, they all offer swimming pools, large porches and panoramic views of the Castle or the surrounding hills. old stone and brick facades, wooden beams and terracotta floors have been recovered to create a welcoming atmosphere, full of authenticity.
With the Corazza family, the Castle of Tabiano becomes the seat of a thriving farm. Carlo Corazza, continuing the work of his parents, buys new farms that are added to the land purchased by the Pallavicinos, builds new stables and barns, renovates the farmhouses. The Parmigiano Reggiano produced in the Old Dairy is left to mature in the Castle’s warehouses, while the wine is produced in the cellars. Various objects and machinery have remained as evidence of the Castle’s rural past, such as the large weighing machine outside the entrance door, or the barrels and vats in the suggestive vaulted cellars.Today the fields all around the Castle are cultivated with vines, olive trees, ancient grains with which we produce our stone-ground flour, alfalfa, rich in proteins and able to fix nitrogen by improving the quality of the soil, organic fruit trees such as pomegranates and apricots to eat fresh at the Dairy restaurant or for the homemade jam.
Castello di Tabiano
Tel: +39 348 8955378
Via Castello 1, 43039 Salsomaggiore Terme PR