The town is located south-east of Parma going towards the Parma Apennines, in Val Parma.
Legend says that in ancient times a piece of burning coal was found in the foundation of the Tizzano castle, and this legend has given this old Medieval village its name and symbol.
The Rocca was the property of the Da Correggio, Francesco Sforza, Farnese and Doria families and, severely damaged by the earthquake of 1834, is today in ruins, but partially recovered as a scenic space.
About 10 km from Tizzano, Schia is a prefered destination among families with many children. Here, children can have fun playing even without skis. There are many paths, surrounded by woods in a fascinating environment.