Periods of Activity:
All seasons. It's advisable to avoid the muggiest periods.
The itinerary starts and finishes in the square next the church of Iano (m 135), a fraction of the nearby town of Scandiano. From Reggio Emilia and Modena take the SS 467 and 486 and 467 respectively, up to Scandiano, where you continue on the SP 7.
Ca' del Vento – Castle of Viano
Details of tour:
Itinerary in detail: The easy itinerary, of great historical and scenic interest, is 30 km long and can be done in little more than three hours. It doesn't have any particularly difficult features as it mainly follows the gravel roads, mule roads, and small paved roads, with a gradient of only 670 m. The itinerary crosses the area of Messinian gypsums, going the near the openings of a few caves and leads to both Ca' del Vento and the castle of Viano, which is now private property. This fort had in the past, especially during the Matildic times of the Canossa period, great strategic relevance considering its dominating position.
Last update: March 8, 2021