Municipio - Via Doccia, 64 - Savignano sul Panaro - MO - 41056
Timetable:Winter and summer hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am-1.00pm; Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm, Monday 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Savignano sul Panaro boasts extremely ancient origins. Artefacts found in the hamlets and necropolises around it bear witness to a significant Etruscan presence in this area.
Savignano was first mentioned in a placitum held by the Emperor Louis II in 898.
It became part of the Estensi estates in 1360. Together with Vignola, Savignano passed into the hands of the Bomcompagni in 1577 and remained under their dominion until 1796, when it became a part of the Kingdom of Italy under Napoleon Bonaparte.
The area is highly agricultural. In fact, it contains many well-developed orchards (plums, apricots, cherries, pears, apples) as well as many vines, which are used to make the following wines: trebbiano, pinot, montuni, albana, lambrusco, grasparossa and barbera.
Handicrafts and small industries have also seen a significant amount of development in the area over the last few years, and the presence of the tertiary sector is equally important.
Special mention must be made of its Historical Archives and of its Museo dell'Elefante. The latter in fact contains both the remains of an elephant which lived more than 2 million years ago and the "Venere" - a 22.5 cm Palaeolithic statue representing a woman.
IAT Tourist Office Terre di Castellic/o Villa Comunale Fabriani,Via Roncati, 28 - 41057 Spilamberto
Tel. +39 059.78.12.70 - Fax. +39 059.78.12.86
Opening time: Tuesdays to Sundays 09,30-13,00/15,00-19,00
9.396 (last update 2014)
How to get there
By car: take the ring road from Modena towards Vignola, then take the SS 623 of the Passo Brasa said Vignolese, after the town of Vignola take the SS 569 and go straight up to Savignano sul Panaro.
Bus Extra-urban lines ATCM from Modena bus station, line Modena - Vignola.