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Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

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Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

Castelvetro di Modena

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.

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

Info Point Castelvetro
Piazza Roma 5 - Castelvetro di Modena (MO)
tel. +39 059 758880

Castelvetro di Modena and Lambrusco: the two towers, the castle of Levizzano Rangone, the typical “tigelle”, and tortelloni dressed with the balsamic vinegar of Modena

Discovering the fanciful Emilian hamlet that will swallow you up with its Lambrusco Gasparossa and take you to the gorge with its unmistakable scents and flavors of local specialties.

Next or present Events

  • Foto Art
    From 29-10-2017
    To 05-11-2017
    Foto Art
    Expo

    Add to calendar 2017-10-29 2017-11-05 Europe/Rome Foto Art Castelvetro di Modena

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  • HOSPITAL CELLARS AND SAFFRON!
    12-11-2017
    Expo

    Add to calendar 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 Europe/Rome HOSPITAL CELLARS AND SAFFRON! Castelvetro di Modena

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  • SS. Senesio e Teopompo
    04-01-2018
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2018-01-04 2018-01-04 Europe/Rome SS. Senesio e Teopompo Castelvetro di Modena

Past Events

  • 50th Festival of Uva and Lambrusco
    From 16-09-2017
    To 17-09-2017
    50th Festival of Uva and Lambrusco
    Feasts

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  • 50th Festival of Uva and Lambrusco
    From 23-09-2017
    To 24-09-2017
    50th Festival of Uva and Lambrusco
    Feasts

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  • Castelvetro in Plein Air the weekend dedicated to camping tourism
    From 30-09-2017
    To 01-10-2017
    Carnival

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  • Photographic exhibition "MODENA SUD: lands of castles of Apennines"
    From 30-09-2017
    To 08-10-2017
  • Vegetables and fruits, we learn from the earth
    08-10-2017
  • The Way of Oil and Wine
    15-10-2017
    Festival

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