Walking through the narrow streets of Castell'Arquato, one has the feeling of moving through a medieval landscape. In every corner you can find historical testimonies, hidden corners, and small treasures of the Emilian gastronomy.
The village is situated on a hill, rising majestically above the landscape. From here, you have a unique view of the surroundings. Castell'Arquato is famous for the fortress of Viscontea. It was built in the 14th century, and was inhabited by the once powerful family of Visconti.
In the local museums, you can find interesting fossils, admire sacred paintings, or explore the interesting history of the poet and librettist Luigi Illicas, who wrote for Puccini, among others. The inhabitants keep the mediaeval atmosphere of the village alive with events like the "Rivivi il Medioevo": During this medieval festival, knights' tournaments are held amongst a large market.
All year round, there are art, music, and gastronomy exhibitions and events, for example the Monterosso wine festival. The surrounding area is ideal for trips into nature, on foot or by bike. The landscape along the river Stirone is breathtaking.