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Called the "Terrace of the Apennines", Guiglia dominates the whole province of Modena. In the village and its surroundings there are various testimonies of the past, including the sixteenth-century Torre del Pubblico which is an integral part of the Castle.
  • Village with park
  • Village with castle
Guiglia  | Masimo Bonini
Masimo Bonini
Parco Sassi Roccamalatina  | GiorgiaGavanelli
Parco Sassi Roccamalatina
Pieve di Trebbio  |
Pieve di Trebbio
Guiglia  |
Guiglia  | Paolo Bonassin/flickr
Paolo Bonassin/flickr

About the village

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.

Village of Guiglia
Municipality of Guiglia
Province of Modena
Emilia Romagna region
Inhabitants: 3.907 guigliesi
Center altitude: 490 m s.l.m.
the Municipality is part of:
Unione Terre di Castelli
Protected natural areas:
Parco regionale dei Sassi di Roccamalatina

Piazza Gramsci, 1 - tel: 059709911
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  • From Verona: Take the A22 motorway, near Modena continue on the A1 highway and exit at Modena Sud. Follow the road towards Vignola, SP 623 Strada Vignolese, in Vignola continue on the SP 4 and follow signs for Guiglia.
  • From Florence: Take the A1 highway towards Bologna and continue on the A14 highway, exit at Bologna - Casalecchio and continue on the SP 569 in the direction of Vignola, then continue on the SP 4 in the direction of Guiglia.
  • From Ancona: Take the A14 highway and exit at Bologna - San Lazzaro, take the SP 569, then continue on the SP 4 in the direction of Guiglia.
  • From Bologna: From Casalecchio di Reno take the SP 569 in the direction of Zola Pretosa, cross Zola Pretosa, Bazzano, Savignano sul Panaro, Formica, then continue on the SP 4 in the direction of Guiglia.


  • Central Station of Modena
  • Bologna Central Station


  • Bologna airport
  • Forlì airport
  • Florence airport

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Guiglia is present in issue 8 of our digital magazine e-borghi travel.
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