In March, it’s springtime in Italy. Days grow longer and the weather finally gets warmer. This means you want to go out more and more and visit new places. Don’t you agree?
To best organize your trip to Italy in March, we have a list of the 10 best provinces for March, selected from thousands of farm holiday goers, just like you!
The first place for March goes to Piacenza. Know about it?
Choosing the province of Piacenza means taking a slow trip, with lots of walks among art cities, great food, lovely views with the rivers Tidone, Trebbia, Nure and Arda, typical landscapes in the Po valley.
If you love medieval hamlets we suggest Piacenza and its province. These include medieval hamlets like Bobbio, Castell’Arquato, Grazzano Visconti and Vigoleno, monuments and abbeys, shrines for pilgrims during the Middle Ages along the ancient Via Francigena, like the abbey of Chiaravalle.
The province of Piacenza boasts numerous fortresses: there are over 300 castles, some open to the public while others are private. We should mention the fortresses of Gropparello, of Paderna and of Rivalta. The symbol of the golden age of the ancient Duchy of Parma and Piacenza is the Palazzo Farnese in Piacenza, a city with lots of monuments and palaces.
Don’t forget to include the Aquarium and the Ethnographic Museum of the Po, the archeological area of the Veleia Romana and Villa Verdi at Sant’Agata (Villanova sull’Arda): this was the home that hosted the great maestro Giuseppe Verdi.
Like sports and want to get your adrenaline running, even on vacation? Among the gorges of the Trebbia you can go rafting and kayaking, while skiing – yes, in March! - at Passo Penice and Ceci (Bobbio).
There’s also a Water Park at Rivergaro, and a fairy tale park at the Castello di Gropparello, the first emotional park in Italy. Don’t miss out!
There are also countless food itineraries, which will lead you to new wine cellars and farms where you can savor excellent wines and local dishes.
It’s no coincidence that the province of Piacenza is one of the richest in Italy for wine making: 18 kinds, including the famous Gutturnio. Don’t miss the typical coppa, salami and pancetta, all certified!
Remember that at this time, in March, there’s an important event in Piacenza: it’s the Sorgente del Vino Live, three days to savor natural, traditional local wines.
Have you chosen Piacenza for your trip in March? Then take a look at the agriturismi in the province of Piacenza for the perfect accommodations!