Private full day authorized guide

Discovery of an hidden secret of Italy

Full lunch with porcini mushrooms in the fall season 

Entry to two castles included - skip the line 

Duration: Full day
Departures from: Parma
Experience performed in: Province of Parma
  • Departure towards the Parmesan Apennine.
  • Stop, along the way, at Borgo Val di Taro, the capital of “Porcino” mushroom, for a walk along the ancient main street and possible shopping of the precious product of the wood.
  • Visit to the marvelous Castle of Compiano, dating back before the year 1000 D.C., is surrounded by one the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy.
  • Typical lunch with panoramic view on the valley (based on Porcini Mushrooms during the Fall season - seasonal menu in other periods - local wines included). 
  • Visit to the imposing Castle of Bardi, best example of military architecture in Emilia-Romagna, famous too for the first case in the world where researchers made a picture to a “ghost” thanks to a special thermal camera.

Type of tour: private

AvailabilityMonday to Sunday

Duration: 8 hrs

Departure time9:00 am 

Meeting point: Parma hotel if downtown / Parma train station / Parma townsquare 

Cancellation policy: 

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours' notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty.


  • Foreign language speaking guide (full day)
  • 1 typical lunch (local wines included)
  • entries to the castles of Bardi and Compiano


  • everything not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional info:


  • March Sundays and holidays guided tours at 10, 12*,14.30 and 17.30*;
  • April, May and June Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 10,12*, 14.30 and 18.30*;
  • July and August everyday at 10,12*,14.30 and 18.30* 
  • September Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 10,12*, 14.30 and 18.30*;
  • October Sundays at 10, 12*, 14.30 and 18.30*;
  • Novembre and December Sundays and holidays at 10, 12*, 14.30 and 17.30* (*last entrance).

 Always open for groups of more than 10 people, upon booking only.


  • March: Saturdays from 14.00 to 17.00, holidays from 10.00 to 18.00.
  • April and May: weekdays from 14.00 to 17.00,
  • Saturdays and holidays from 10.00 to 19.00.
  • June and September: weekdays from 14.00 to 19.00,
  • Saturdays and holidays from  10.00 to 19.00.
  • July and August: everyday from 10.00 to 19.00.
  • August: holidays from 10.00 to 20.00.
  • October: Thursdays and Fridays from 14.00 to 17.00, Saturdays and holidays from 10.00  to 18.00.
  • November: Saturdays and holidays from 10.00 to 18.00 In other periods, open upon booking only.

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