Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • Authentic Italian food

  • Stunning fortress setting

  • Nestled among beautiful landscapes

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  • Overview

    Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello is a small luxury hotel in the gorgeous countryside of Parma. The Tabiano Castle estate, once a medieval fortress, now houses 40 charming rooms with rustic charm and the best luxury comforts. The castle contains beautiful chapels, courtyards and terraces, which add to the hotel's historical atmosphere.

    Rooms are divided between the main house, the old 13th-century guard tower and the 3 charming medieval houses. All afford wonderful views of the rolling hills, the River Po valley and onward to the Alps. 

    Wander the estate with its majestic walkways or traverse the small country tracks through the grain fields and verdant oak woods. In the evening, you can settle down for an Italian feast in one of the estate's two restaurants. 

    The wellness centre, surrounded by olive groves, is a lovely spot in which to unwind and relax. This is a great retreat for a romantic country getaway, although children are welcome if you are looking for a family break.


    The area is rich in medieval history, and Parma has some of the oldest castles, churches, abbeys and walled towns in Italy.

    If you are feeling sporty, the estate is perfect for horse riding and mountain biking. Both horses and bikes are available for rent, with the horse stables located only a few kilometres from the castle. Golfers can play on the nearby courses in Salsomaggiore, Castell'Arquato and Sala Baganza, and there are tennis courts less than 3km away.

    Food lovers are well catered for, and can visit the local farms where Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello di Zibello and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena are made. 

    For those who want to indulge in Italy's finest shopping, visit Parma, the Fidenza Village shopping outlet, or further afield, Milan. You can also take a day trip to Cremona, Mantova, Verona or Pisa.

    However, in such a glorious setting, guests may be tempted to simply relax and unwind in the wellness centre. Set in a natural cave, choose from a range of massage and beauty treatments, or spend an hour or two in the sauna and Turkish bath. You can also swim in the outdoor pool and relax in the Jacuzzi and solarium. As if that were not enough, the nearby thermal spa towns of Tabiano and Salsomaggiore offer mud baths, and the spa waters are used to treat various ailments.


    Enjoy a generous buffet breakfast in the dining room with a selection of breads, cheeses, hams and juices. Guests can take dinner in either of the village of Tabiano Castello's two restaurants.

    The Antintico Caseificio is managed by the hotel, and located in the old dairy factory. It still makes its own butte rand cheese as it has done for two hundred years. Guests can enjoy delicious dishes prepared with produce from property's gardens and paired with regional wines.

    Meanwhile at the Locanda del Colle restaurant, you can sample some of the finest produce of Parma, such as Parma ham, culatello, and when in season, Porcini mushrooms & truffles. For all cheese lovers, the Parmesan here is truly divine. In addition to the food, the cellar has an excellent variety of wines. 

    A breakfast buffet is available every morning, with a vast selection of dishes to choose from. Vegetarians are also well catered for.

  • Facilities

    air conditioning

    child friendly



    spa treatment room

    swimming pool



  • Location

    Tabiano Castello, Salsomaggiore, Parma, Tuscany, Italy

    Nearest airport

    Parma Airport is a 35 minute drive from the hotel (31km)

  • Rooms
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    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    Enjoy a romantic bath in a freestanding tub by an open-fire, unwind in one of the Jacuzzi rooms, or lie back in elegant four-posters with billowing white muslin drapes and experience life in the luxury one would expect from a grand medieval estate. The 40 rooms, suites & apartments, divided between the main residence and the old tower have an elegant Italian ambience and the classic furnishings blend perfectly with the original stonework, marble & tile flooring and fine fabrics in a palette of neutral tones and warm reds. Bathrooms offer a wonderful array of modern fittings with a mix of Jacuzzi baths, freestanding roll top tubs and bath/shower combinations, some of which sit in the rooms, and come with bathrobes, towels & luxury bath products. All rooms have TVs, WiFi, air-conditioning & heating, mini-bars and views of the garden with its olive groves and oak woods, all encompassed by the old castle walls. The suites and apartments also have well-equipped kitchen areas. The spacious apartments have separate living rooms, and some have separate kitchen - dining rooms. Sleeping from 2-6 guests, some have additional bathrooms and up to 2 bedrooms plus the possibility of adding beds. The split-level Villa Agata offers particularly stunning views from the large sitting room.

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  • Conditions
    Cancellation policy

    Reservations can be cancelled or amended up to 7 days prior to arrival. Cancellations made after this time will be charged 1 night's accommodation by credit or debit card. No shows will be automatically charged the full stay by credit card.

    Check-in/check-out policy

    We would like to inform that check in time is from 03.00 pm - to 08.00 pm. For a better organization, please inform us approximately abzout your arrival time.


    Check-out time is from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm.

    Pets policy

    Dogs or other pets are charged at EUR 10 per night.



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)



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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)