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Vernasca is located in the upper Val d’Arda a few kilometers from the villages of Castell’arquato and Vigoleno.

Why visit it

The town deserves a visit for its historical testimonies, as well as for the splendid view it offers of the Apennine landscape, dotted here and there with vineyards. The area is crossed by the routes of the Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori dei Colli Piacentini (Trail of wines and flavors of the Piacenza hills) and the Via Francigena.

When to go and what to see

Summer is the best season to visit Vernasca.

Do not miss

The Antica Pieve di S. Colombano church is of great value, surrounded by a small garden, which offers a breathtaking view of the valley.

On the table

Vinsanto di Vigoleno, a liqueur wine, is the local specialty.

Keep Fit

At the Provincial Park of Monte Morìa visitors can go on hikes and walks.

Main events

The Market of Wonders in the village of Vigoleno.

Bascherdeis, in July, an international festival of street artists.


Nearby, Vigoleno is a small fortified village rich in history; in San Genesio the Pieve della Madonna della Mercede, the Mignano Dam, and the Stirone and Piacenziano Regional Park.

Information offices

Tourist Information Office Castell'Arquato
Piazza del Municipio - Castell'Arquato (PC)
+ 39 0523 803215 + 39 0523 803563
Last update 12/03/2024

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