Corte di Giarola was acquired in December 1997, thanks to the funding from the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Regione Emilia-Romagna, the Province of Parma and the associated municipalities, as well as from the managing Consorzio Parco del Taro; since then, the whole monumental complex has been protected in order to preserve its structure and open it to public use.
In 1999, Corte di Giarola started to house the Park Offices and Visitor Center, consisting of an exhibit area and an auditorium.
Corte di Giarola: Spaces and Structures
Corte di Giarola houses the Park Offices, the Visitor Center with the Auditorium, the Environmental Education Center and the Infopoint on the wine and gastronomy itineraries.
The Visitor Center develops on two floors: the ground floor, which was once used as a stable, and the first floor, where a large room housed in the past a spinning mill.
The Visitor Center has public reception facilities, and is also equipped to house congresses and temporary exhibits.
Inside, the visitor can find a permanent exhibit on the river environment and the activities carried out by the Park.