An intriguing and illustrious history that dates back to the 14th century, Antica Corte Pallavicina is beyond the story of an estate accommodation, but rather a story of love, legacy and dedication by one Parmigiani family born of the land and proud to continue the tradition of their ancestors.
A dream fulfilled, the inspiration behind Antica Corte Pallavicina came from the great-grandfather of the current owners, Massimo and Luciano Spigaroli, who once worked as a sharecropper on the Pintador farm owned by the Maestro Giuseppe Verdi. A twenty-year long renovation lovingly executed by the Spigaroli family has resulted in returning the ancestral home of their great-grandfather into the luxurious country estate, self-sustaining organic farm, and gourmet restaurant that Antica Corte Pallavicina is today. Where once the Marquesses of Pallavicino cured salumi in their unique wine cellars, the aroma of culatelli can again be savored. The old cheese maturing room once again serves its former function, and the onetime ice house and prison cells have emerged from years of mud and soot to reveal beautiful frescoes that have been restored to their former glory.
The six exclusive guest rooms on the premises are serviced by a modern lift and feature in suite fireplaces, eclectic modern furnishings, and magnificent 16th century panelled ceilings. Large windows overlooking the surrounding meadows and rivers help to complete the alluring atmosphere of each room, while baskets of fresh seasonal fruit and home produced fruit juices are charming added touches.