Artistic and cultural tour

In Pantaro, just outside Gattatico, there are two splendid Farnese villas dating back to the 16th century that the dukes of Parma used as hunting lodges.


42043 Gattatico

Route description

In Praticello is the Church of San Matteo, built between 1690 and 1703. The church’s façade was built in 1871. The embanked bell tower on oak piles leans approximately 30 centimetres.
The Church of San Vitale, situated on an artificial rise in Olmo, was consecrated in 1891. The church conserves an ancient wooden Madonna and a modern wooden Via Crucis from the Val Gardena.
The Church of San Francesco, in Taneto, conserves a gold chalice from 1605 and a silver monstrance from 1776.
There are also four courts in the area that are worthy of attention:
- Rainuzzi, northwest of Taneto,
- Ferri-Bigliardi in Nocetolo,
- Giordani, a courtyard with ancient frescoes located in Taneto,
- and Carmi, located in Fiesso.

Worthy of note as well are the various water mills in the area round Gattatico, and in particular the mill in Olmo on the Spelta canal and the mill in Fiesso, on the canal of the same name.

How to get there


By car
A1 motorway exit in Reggio Emilia, main road No. 9 Via Emilia until Sant'Ilario d'Enza, secondary road No. 38 Sant'Ilario-Gattatico - Sorbolo.

By train
The nearest stations are Sorbolo, that can be reached from Parma through TPER Parma-Suzzara route, and Sant'Ilario d'Enza (8 km), that can be reached from Reggio Emilia by SETA bus No 2