Emilia Romagna Castles

Castello di Spezzano

Spezzano Castle, which dates back to medieval times but underwent significant changes during the Renaissance, features a magnificent frescoed room commissioned around 1596, depicting views of the lands controlled by Marco III Pio. The frescoes are the work of renowned artist Cesare Baglione. Coffered ceilings, pictorial cycles, prisons, a cloistered courtyard and a historical park all add to the castle’s charms. There is also a pedestrian/cycle path that leads from the castle grounds to the Salse di Nirano nature reserve.

The 15th century pentagonal tower today houses the municipal vinegar works, comprising three batteries of barrels for producing Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO. Guided tours with tasting of the precious elixir are available upon booking.

The Ceramics Museum provides an overview of ceramic production methods: the Historical section, from prehistory to the present day, the Current section, on industrialization and tiles, the Contemporary Collection, on design and innovation, a devotional ceramic collection and the Labour Section. The Labour section is the new multimedia section of the Ceramic Museum; a path of experience to hear the voices of those who worked in the ceramic field; a journey through time, from the late-19th century to the present day, amid machinery and machine operators. Lives, duties, stories, hard work and achievements.

In the House of the Custodian, inside the castle, it has center the Cafe - Restaurant.

Castello di Spezzano - Spezzano Castle photo credits: |Franco Franchini| - archivio Comune di Fiorano Modenese