From the hill on which it stands, Guiglia dominates the entire province of Modena and is therefore called the "Terrace of the Apennines". The surrounding area is instead very remarkable from a landscape point of view and includes the Regional Park of Sassi di Roccamalatina. The park is rich in terms of both fauna and flora, with over 100 kilometers of trails are accessible to visitors on foot, on horseback or by bike.
Regarding the origin of the village, it is assumed that the built-up area of Guiglia has remote origins, but the first documents referring to the territory date back to 890. Numerous are the struggles that have seen the territory of Guiglia as protagonist, starting from those between Ligurians and Romans, Lombards and Hungarians, up to the birth of the first castle, due to the Hungarian invasions.
Later, the castle reentered among the possessions of Matilde of Canossa to then be disputed between Bologna and Modena. In the village and its surroundings there are several testimonies of the past, including the 16th century Tower of the Public which is an integral part of the Castle.
From 1967 in Guiglia the Sagra del Borlengo is celebrated, a traditional local food whose diffusion involves a very restricted territory. With the aim of enhancing, protecting and keeping alive the interest in this "poor and ancient" dish, the historic center of Guiglia hosts shows, music, attractions and good food during the two weekends of May. Despite its age-old age, this food has never crossed the boundaries within which, even today, it is known. Perhaps this is why its characteristics have remained intact and handed down from generation to generation.
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