Leaving the station of Collecchio through the town and continue along the old street Cisa. The, leaving on the right we have taken Campirolo road, a country road between fields, and trees leading to the Court of Giarola.
The ancient monastery of the Court, established in the Middle Ages, has been subject to a continuous and gradual restoration that has allowed to recover many spaces.
The Court is not only the center of the Park, but it also has inside two museums particularly appreciated by lovers of food, lands and traditions: the Museums of the Pasta and Pomodori, open to the public on weekends and by appointment for groups.
Taking advantage of the break the court has a water point and public toilets. Getting on the bikes and continue along the road Giarola, we arrived in Oppiano, where we could admire the church established in the early eighteenth century and that has been a landmark for pilgrims along the Via Francigena.
Continuing beyond the village of Villanova we joined again the Cisa street arriving in Ozzano Taro. From here through Gaiano we completed the ring and then we came back.
Information: Park Center Court Giarola, Road Giarola, 11 Collecchio 0521-802688 firstname.lastname@example.org
Possibility to rent a bike at the Court Giarola (about 3 euro for half a day).
Entrance to Museums of Pasta and Pomodoro 4 euros.
Author: Gaia Giongo