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Castelvetro di Modena boasts a series of incomparable typical products including Lambrusco Grasparossa DOP, balsamic vinegar PGI, Parmigiano Reggiano, Nocino and Prosciutto di Modena DOP. The territory combines landscape, cultural and food and wine qualities and attractions, a place where some itineraries branch off on foot or by mountain bike.
  • Village with park
  • Village with castle
  • Village with towers
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Camper parking area
  • Orange Flag Countries
  • City of wine
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Castelvetro di Modena
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A look at Castelvetro
A look at Castelvetro
The beautiful Piazza Roma, also known as Piazza della Dama, in the village of Castelvetro di Modena, lit by the lights here. For me, there is no more fascinating and poetic place to walk, between typical scents and flavors.  | Luca Nacchio - e-borghi Community
The beautiful Piazza Roma, also known as Piazza...
Luca Nacchio - e-borghi Community

About the village

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.

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

BY CAR

  • From Verona: Take the A22 highway and continue towards Modena. Continue on the A1 highway and exit at Modena Sud, follow the Modena / Castelfranco Emilia direction by taking the SP 623 and upon reaching San Vito continue towards Castelvetro di Modena (SP 17).
  • From Florence: Take the A1 highway towards Bologna and exit at Modena Sud. Follow the direction Modena / Castelfranco Emilia taking the SP 623, once in San Vito continue towards Castelvetro di Modena.
  • From Ancona: Take the A14 highway towards Bologna and continue on the A1 highway. pTurn off the Modena Sud exit and follow the Modena / Castelfranco Emilia direction by taking the SP 623, once in San Vito continue towards Castelvetro di Modena.
  • From Bologna: From Borgo Panigale take the SS 9 "Via Emilia" towards Modena, pass the inhabited centers of Lavino di Mezzo, Anzola dell'Emilia, Ponte Samoggia, cross the hamlet Piumazzo, take the SP 16 and cross Spilamberto, then continue for the SP 569 in the direction of Castelvetro di Modena.
  • From Modena: Take the SP 623, once in San Vito continue following directions for Castelvetro di Modena.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Modena station

BY PLANE

  • Bologna airport
  • Forlì airport
  • Florence airport

BY SEA

  • Ports of Ravenna:
    - Marinara international tourist port
    - Marina Port of Ravenna - Porto Corsini

Sleep, eat, buy...

Acetaia Manicardi
Via Massaroni, 1/B - 41014, Castelvetro di Modena
Tecnoservizi Real Estate
Via Claudia, 3730 - 41056, Savignano sul Panaro (Modena)
8.48 Kilometers from Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena is present in issue 8 of our digital magazine e-borghi travel.
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SS. Senesio e Teopompo

From the blog

There are several towers in Castelvetro, and each of them has a characteristic name: The Clock Tower, the Prison Tower, The Archers and Ancient Walls towers, as well as, the towers dedicated to the saints Senesio and Teopompo. These are the six towers in Castelvetro, which have been built in the era of the Medieval Castle, and represent the symbol of this picturesque hamlet of. The towers, indeed, stand out against the modenese hills covered by evocative vineyards.
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