How to get there:
By car, taking the SS 513 from Parma in the direction of Ciano d'Enza, you pass the communal administrative capital and continue for 2.5 km. Once in the Location Cerrezola you take the SP 79 to your destination. It's 6 km from the administrative capital.
Selvapiana is a very relaxing area, during Azzo da Correggio's time it hosted Francesco Petrarca: that was in 1341. Inspired by the tranquillity of the place, the great poet finished his opera: "De Africa". With reference to this, already in 1815 the idea of erecting a monument in his honor in this place came to pass; the project finally came to life between 1839 and 1847 thanks to a group of scholars and artists supported by the duchess of Parma, Maria Luigia. Recently restored, today it is a destination f many tourists who come to admire the statue placed inside a small temple, made by Tomaso Bandini, the decorations, instead, are by Francesco Scarmuzza.