| Castle |
"La bottega di Vigoleno "
Welcome to Vigoleno, medieval village:
I n the collective immagination of everyoneof us exists a castle.
|"You willsee the other half of the globe |
which still remains to bediscovered..."
It comes from the memories of childhood, or from a place
which appeared suddenly before us during a journey, or
we imagine it as a scene from a romantic episode of loversand cavaliers.
What better occasion exists than to go to the lands thatborder
Parma and Piacenza, amongst sweet, green hills, sownwith
vignards as far as the hill tops, with rocks and castlesat its peaks.
Vigoleno is there, a medieval townsaved from the invasion of
frenetic pace and conlvulsions of the industrial civilisation.
Whoever goes beyond the surrounding walls which protectthe
town,leaves behind the arrogance of the world of today;
enters into a different dimension, into a scenery thatgives life
to visions of other times: a town gathered around its
fortified castle looking right down onto the river Stirone
passing below, whilst in the middle of the original littlesquare
surrounded by crenellated bastions, a fountain continues
to repeat its never ending story.
T his is Vigoleno: wines, scenery,food dishes, events.
Wines: the hills which from Vigolenogo towards "Val d'Arda"
are renowned for their grapes andwines: we are in the area
of production of Monterosso Vald'Arda, a white DOC wine
obtained mainly from Malvasia, Moscato, Trebbiano and
Also to be taken note of is the rare "VinSanto" di Vigoleno
which has recently obtained the Doc.
S cenery: one doesn't need a timemachine to take a trip into
the past; at Vigoleno the centuries have remained enclosed
inside a high surrounding wall which dates back to theend of XIV century.
D elightful dishes such as salamiand large pork sausages,
matured in antique cellars.
Events: of nobles and crooks,artists and lovers, guests here
from all over the world, attracted to this land fullof delicacies.