Castelvetro di Modena offers a large number of ideas for those who want to know more about the history and the culture of the territory.
 
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Village of Castelvetro
The municipality of Castelvetro di Modena
Province of Modena,
Emilia-Romagna Region

Inhabitants: 11.185
altitude center: 152 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Città del vino
Paesi Bandiera Arancione

Protected natural areas:
Parco regionale dei Sassi di Roccamalatina

Comune di Castelvetro di Modena
Piazza Roma 5 - Castelvetro di Modena (MO)
Tel. +39 059 758811

Castelvetro di Modena was originally an Etruscan settlement but, around 150 B.C., the Roman legions created a military garrison, a castrum (military camp). From here the toponym "Castelvetro", deriving from the Latin Castrum Vetus (old/ancient encampment). The territory of Castelvetro combines virtues and landscape, cultural and gastronomic attractions with a policy for the development of the territory based on preservation and enhancement of its environment, in a context of sustainable development. The hamlet, crossed entirely by the torrent Guerro, offers a large number of ideas for those who want to know more about the history and the culture of the territory, rediscovering important evidences from the past. Tourists can choose between various thematic itineraries and guided tours of the local territory and of the province of Modena, to go by foot or by mountain bike. The Municipal Palace, the Clock Tower (with a square plan, XIII century) and the Torre delle Prigioni (approximately 22 meters high, that dates back to about the XIV-XV century) overlook Piazza Roma. Considered the true heart of the village, all the buildings located in the north area of the Castle were demolished, with the exception of the Torri, to create an open space overlooking the valley below. In place of the previous one, in the center of the square, a paving with black and white slabs was realized to form a chessboard pattern. In addition to the Piazza, surely to be discovered are the Parish Church (1897) and the Castello di Levizzano Rangone, with its Torre Matildica and its dominant position on the splendid namesake hills. But these are not the only suggestions that the hamlet of Castelvetro offers to its visitors. In the picturesque landscape that surrounds it, there are some itineraries for trips to go to by foot or by mountain bike. These paths, all to be discovered, wind along the streams and ridges immersed in a scenery rich in ancient and historic buildings (including the Oratory of San Michele Arcangelo, the Sanctuary of Puianello and churches of Solignano), in the essence of the vegetations typical of these areas, with views of particular beauty, among hills interrupted by majestic badlands. In the vicinity there are parks and reserves where the tourist will discover a little piece of heaven: for example from Castelvetro to Levizzano, among the vineyards of Grasparossa, the Via dei Ciliegi between Vignola and Marano and also the Pilgrims' path in Campiglio. These are just some of the 14 suggested itineraries for walking and cycling lovers. And if the discovery of the territory and its beauty whetted your appetite, Castelvetro boasts a series of incomparable typical products, including the Lambrusco Grasparossa DOP, Balsamic Vinegar IGP (do not miss the visit to the Municipal Acetaia), Parmigiano Reggiano, Nocino and Prosciutto di Modena DOP.

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Spilamberto, part of the Terre di Castelli Union, is a pretty village in the province of Modena.
Modena - 7.25 KM from Castelvetro di Modena
Savignano sul Panaro
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The medieval village of Savignano sul Panaro is testimony of an important and historic past.
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Guiglia
Guiglia
Guiglia, called "the balcony of Emilia", is a village on the Modena hills.
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Zocca
Zocca
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Modena - 18.07 KM from Castelvetro di Modena

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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