In the small, hillside hamlet of Fidenza, dominated by the small Church of San Giovanni Battista. A large Etruscan settlement was discovered here which used to extend over an area of 11 hectares, dating from the Middle Bronze Age (VI century-IV century B.C.). The site is located a short distance from the Cabriolo Terramare, in the district of Case Nuove, and can only be visited during the archaeological digs.
Less than fives minutes from Siccomonte, in Cabriolo, you can experience the charm of the historic Templars. The ancient Knights of Malta erected a Romanesque church in this hamlet dedicated to St. Thomas of Canterbury, created over an ancient chapel also named after the same English Primate, who stayed in this area way back in 1167.
In nearby Fidenza, in Borgo San Donnino, there is plenty for tourists to do. The heart of the historic centre hosts the ancient medieval cathedral (XII-XIII century); its crypt hosts the remains of St. Donnino, the patron saint of the city. Beside the cathedral, there is a Roman stone bridge and a medieval tower, the last testimony of the wall that surrounded the ancient district. You should also visit the Magnani Theatre, an opulent example of nineteenth-century architecture.
Terme di Salsomaggiore and Tabiano (Thermal Baths)
Well-being and relaxation are a few minutes from Siccomonte. The Terme di Tabiano and Salsomaggiore are famous treatment centres around the world, visited each year by thousands of tourists from every corner of the world. As well as traditional therapies with salso-bromo-iodine water, it is possible to emerge yourself in the revitalising atmosphere of the two well-being centres hosted within the Terme di Tabiano and Salsomaggiore.
Visit the castles
Just five minutes from Siccomonte you'll encounter the first of many castles dotted around the hillside of the ancient Dukedom of Parma and Piacenza. Tabiano Castle is located in the ancient district of the same name, in a raised position compared to the Tabiano Bagni thermal baths. A military fortress of the Pallavicino Marquis, the castle dates back to the XI century and is still perfectly preserved in its original architecture. Strongholds, castles and fortresses extend over most of the surrounding territory. Leaving Salsomaggiore Terme in the direction of Piacenza we come upon the hamlet of Scipione Castello, an ancient district with a marvellous view. Vigoleno Castle is also undoubtedly worth a mention, rising over the medieval district on a ridge overlooking the Stirone river, within the park of the same name. Continuing our trip among the fortresses, we encounter Castell'Arquato, a beautiful medieval district and city of art. Strategically situated on the first hill of the Arda Valley, the ancient district perches on the hillside and dominates the landscape. Then you come upon Rocca Meli Lupi in Soragna, which is highly interesting and picturesque. It was built in 1385 by the Bonifacio Marquis and Antonio Lupi, who in 1347 was appointed feudal lord of the territory by Charles IV. Further ahead we arrive to Rocca Sanvitale in Fontanellato, an impressive fortress erected in the XIV century on a pre-existing building dating from the XII century. Having undergone numerous restorations over the centuries, it was transformed from a defensive fortress to a residence by the noble Sanvitale Counts who then lived in it for centuries. Our list of interesting historical sites concludes with Torrechiara Castle, also known as the "Fortress with the Fresco Heart", built between 1448 and 1460 by the Magnificent Pier Maria Rossi. It is one of the most important and best preserved examples of Italian castle architecture.

Fidenza Village Outlet Shopping
Fidenza is just a few minutes away, near the Fidenza-Salsomaggiore Terme exit of the A1 motorway. Fidenza Village Outlet Shopping is the "in" location for discount clothing from the most famous international fashion brands. Open all year.