At the confluence of three rivers in the middle valley of Tramazzo (north of Modigliana the river takes the name of Marzeno), Modigliana and its broad valley between green hills, is dominated by the ruins of the Conti Guidi’s fortress.
Although it was relatively far from the plain, the area has benefited from a significant economic development, being home to one of the largest companies in the world wood laminated production. The town also offers a particular cultural activity (in the Capuchin Convent the Accaddemia degli Incamminati has seat) in his still “old” town centre.
PLACES TO SEE
- Town Hall: tel. 0546 91017
- Pro Loco: tel. 0546 92757
- Library and Museum: tel. 0546 91019
- The Cathedral with the “Annunciation" of 1533, and lots of paintings by Paul Cignani;
- The Tribuna, singular building with circular tower, two bell towers and a shrine containing the statue of Our Lady;
- The Municipal Museum, in the birth house of Don Giovanni Verità: archaeological Renaissance section;
- The Ponte di San Donato, said of the Lady, original, humpbacked on three arches (outside the town centre, near the parking of sports area);
- The Pieve di San Pietro in Tossino, a Romanesque church with frescos dating from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries;
- The Art Gallery (with over a hundred works), named to the painter Silvestro Lega (1826-1872), located in the Palazzo Pretorio (XIV century), in the same square.
FAIRS, FESTIVALS, EVENTS
- Walking and hiking in the old town centre: the wonderful urban setting on the bed of the stream, with meadows and the stream that make their way between old decorated with frescoes buildings; hike to get the ruins of the "Roccaccia";
- For cycling, the beautiful ring that connects this valley and that of Montone: route Modigliana-Tredozio-Rocca San Casciano-Dovadola-Monte Trebbio;
- Hike along the ridge that separates this valley from that of the Lamone (direct route to Brisighella; the street is not very large, but with good asphalt). Here it enjoys a fabulous and singular landscape, you can see the Vena del Gesso on the lower hills overlooking the plain of Faenza and Imola.
- Summer of Modigliana, the Toyland: July-August
- La Festa del tortello: the first Sunday in October
- The kiwi fair, village feast with market: 3rd weekend in November
- E Zoc and Nadel, perpetual fire with evening event: Christmas holiday period
- The Sangiovese Festival: 4th weekend in April