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Ufficio Turistico Comunità Montana Modena Ovest
Via Rocca 1,
I-41045 Montefiorino


Detailed description:

From the top of a hill located in the middle of the cone formed by the Dolo and Dragone Valleys, it fully overlooks a large part of the Secchia Valley. The wonderful backdrop, south-west, of Mount Cusna completes a magnificent panorama dominated by Mount Cimone, more than 2000 m high. Vegetation reigns all around and the oak-woods going down to the rivers give way to chestnut-groves with their large shady foliage and then to beeches, the veritable rulers of Modena’s Western Apennine peaks. Montefiorino is overlooked by its Castle, built in the early 14th cent. by the Montecuccolo family as a defensive bulwark of this valley. The Fortress houses the municipal offices, those of the Mountain Community, the IAT tourist information office of the Dragone valleys, a permanent exhibition of ancient tools and objects and the famous Partisan Resistance Museum. Opened in 1979 on the initiative of the Municipality of Montefiorino and of the Provincial Committee set up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Resistance and the Liberation War, the Museum of the Partisan Republic of Montefiorino was completely renovated in 1994. Besides the Fortress, also worth a visit is the Oratory della Madonna di Loreto, just at the entrance of the town, a fine example of 17th cent. mountain architecture. In the surroundings several interesting excursions are possible and many localities can be visited. Rubbiano: here you can visit one of the nicest and best preserved Romanesque churches of the Apennine. Its construction was begun in the 10th cent. on a pre-existing structure. Inside valuable Corinthian capitals and a 12th cent. holy-water font are kept. Gusciola: a very ancient settlement inhabited by the earliest mountain inhabitants. Its church houses wooden objects of the 17th cent. Farneta: it was built around a 17th cent. castle of which a few traces remain. Ideal for sport and good cooking lovers. Vitriola, Corzago, Casola: they are worth a visit especially for a few excellent examples of fortified houses and towers that still bear witness to their ancient past.




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Animals allowed: Yes



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