Set in an ancient noble palace dating back to the early 14th century and overlooking the River Po, Antica Corte Pallavicina Relais offers historic and elegant rooms with antique furniture and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Antica Corte Pallavicina History
Near the Po River there is the only castle built in the flood plain. Ancient noble country residence and suggestive casket in whose cellars ripen for over 700 years the fine Culatelli di Zibello and the delicious Parmigiano Reggiano, the Antica Corte Pallavicina is back today to live thanks to the renowned chef Massimo Spigaroli and Luciano Spigaroli.
Built in 1320, the ancient castle was transformed into a farm in 700 and is now a beautiful relais: rooms with great elegance, large rooms for reading and conversation and a cellar with excellent products. The Cantine della Corte, built by the Marquis of Pallavicino, were used by them to season cured meats, cheeses, to refine their wines and store the products of their countryside.
A place rich in history, where the Culatelli ripened and sent them to the dukes of Milan (the Sforza) using them for banquets at the Sforzesco castle, or as a precious gift to ingratiate themselves with the highest nobility of Europe or fearful leaders.
Relais Antica Corte Pallavicina is the ideal starting point for gastronomic tours in the area, to discover the methods of production of food excellences; also from here you can reach Busseto, Zibello and the places of Giuseppe Verdi or you can discover the banks of the Po by bike or on foot.
The rooms, all on the first floor served by a lift, are full of charm, equipped with every comfort and attention to detail, with period furniture, large bathtubs, working fireplaces and a small bar and a moscarola always stocked with local products. 'farm.
The main floor of the building is always available to guests, perhaps for moments of relaxation sipping an herbal tea or to read the book, while in the tower of the zodiac signs you can consult a collection of books entirely dedicated to the pig and everything related to history and local culture.
A few steps from the hotel is the historic restaurant, of the same management, "Al Cavallino Bianco". The excellent reception and the availability of rare and unique staff are combined with the touch of class of the chef Massimo Spigaroli, with its excellent dishes that reveal a real research into the flavors and traditions of the area.