Discover Vignola


“Antonio Marmi” Cinema Museum

A collection of unique cinema machines Thanks to the Marmi family it has been possible to make available to the public, in a permanent exhibition, a rich personal collection of machines, tools and objects relating to the world of cinema and to the historically defined periods Precinema and Archeology of Cinema, prior to the first […]

Acetaia Comunale

Acetaia Comunale

The Acetaia in the City Hall


The hamlet of Campiglio in the Municipality of Vignola looks like a small jewel overlooking the Rocca and the city center from the top of the hills, this isolated position reflects the history of the place. A settlement already attested in a Nonantolan document from the year 887 AD. it is subsequently mentioned as a […]

Galvani Garden

The hanging garden of the Galvani house is located in via Soli on the walls that surrounded the ancient castle of Vignola on the northern side. Its construction dates back to the early 15th century when the noble Galvani family moved from Ferrara to settle in Vignola following the new landowners of the territory, the […]

Old Town

  The first documented attestation of the presence of an inhabited settlement that takes the name of Vignola is in 826 AD. in a document belonging to the Abbey of Nonantola. The castle of Vignola thus developed even before its famous fortress and will continue to expand and change over the centuries. The historic center […]

Palazzo Barozzi

Palazzo Contrari-Boncompagni stands in the square in front of the Rocca di Vignola. It was built at the behest of Count Ercole the Elder Contrari as a new noble residence for the family, entrusted its construction to the “magister / mason” Bartolomeo Tristano of Ferrara on a project by the great Vignola architect Jacopo Barozzi […]

Parish Church of SS. Nazario and Celso

A treasure trove of paintings and works of art Originally the church was located where we now find the entrance loggia to the Rocca, it is mentioned for the first time in a document dated 1185 together with the church of San Martino in Centoripe. When Uguccione Contrari came into possession of the Vignola fiefdom, […]

Piazza dei Contrari

Piazza dei Contrari

Piazza dei Contrari is located in the center of the oldest part of Vignola, “Castelvecchio”, and is enclosed between the Rocca, Palazzo Contrari Boncompagni and the Loggiato. When the Contrari family took possession of the Vignola fief in the 15th century AD. the Parish church, which was located where the Loggiato is today, was moved […]

Rocca di Vignola

The Rocca di Vignola is perhaps the most important and beloved symbol of geographical and cultural identity for all Vignola people. In the Vignola experience, and also in the wider one of the entire piedmont area, it is also the sign of a cultural uniqueness which, while feeding on the Emilian humus, has seen different […]

Sanctuary of the Madonna della Pieve

A sanctuary that has its roots in the early Middle Ages and testifies to a deep bond with the population The Sanctuary of the Madonna della Pieve is located on the side of the road to Marano sul Panaro near what were the borders of Campiglio. Tradition has it that the church was built by […]

Vignola Civic Museum “Augusta Redorici Roffi”

Geo-mineralogical and paleontological museum,  to discover the history of the Panaro Valley