The Castle is the heart of Formigine and its surrounding area. It is the symbol of the community and the main custodian of the collective memory. It is also the townspeople’s meeting-place, available for use in many different ways.
On entering, visitors immediately come to the tourist information office with bookshop, with information about the castle itself and about possible itineraries in the Modena area and the “Circuito dei Castelli” (there are no fewer than 17 fortified complexes).
A visit to the Castle is made even more enjoyable by a restaurant and a wine bar, where fine local foods and wines can be savoured.
The historic seat of government for the town, the Castle still has an institutional role: the Council Chamber and Wedding Chamber are on the first floor, while the north-east tower contains other rooms used on formal occasions. The Castle’s impressive rooms can be hired for meetings, conventions and events.
The Castle’s central location within the Formigine area makes it an important cultural venue, hosting many concerts, theatrical performances, book presentations, guided tours and historical re-enactments every year.
The Castle also contains the Multimedia Archaeological Museum, which recounts historic events through multimedia installations by Studio Azzurro, a famous experimental arts studio in Milan.
The Castle’s grounds, a popular meeting-place also used to host events, are a green oasis right in the centre of town.
Piazza Calcagnini, 1, 41043 Formigine, Italy
Tel.: +39 059 416145 (Museum opening hours only)
Culture Office: +39 059 416277-244 (Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 13:00)
Tel.: +39 351 0498054
Info and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
IAT Terra di Motori Tourist Information Office
IAT Terra di Motori / Museo Ferrari Maranello
Via Dino Ferrari 43, 41053 Maranello (MO) Italy
Tel.: +39 0536 073036
Formigine Castle opening hours:
January, February and November
From 1 March through 14 June
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-13:00/15:00/19:00
From 15 June to 25 August
From 26 August to 31 October and in December
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-13:00/15:00-19:00
SPECIAL OPENING TIMES
Easter Sunday, 25 April, 1 May, 2 June 15:00-19:00
Easter Monday and 8 December 10:00-13:00/15:00-19:00
Every Wednesday in July 19:00-23:30 10 August (St Lawrence Fair, 17:00-23:30
15 August 10:00-13:00/17:00-20:00 (Feast of the Assumption)
21-22-23 August (St Bartholomew Festival) 20:00-23:30 (last entry to Castle and Grounds 23.15)
Guided tours on weekdays and outside normal opening times can be booked by telephone with at least 7 days’ notice.
Outside normal opening times, a supplement of € 25.00 on top of ticket prices is charged for groups of fewer than 15 people.
Entrance to Formigine Castle is free of charge with a guided tour in normal opening times.
Guided tours on weekdays and outside normal opening times can be booked by telephone with at least 7 days’ notice. Outside normal opening times, a supplement of € 25.00 on top of ticket prices is charged for groups of fewer than 15 people.
During the public health emergency, visitors to Formigine Castle Museum are required to comply with the specific regulations enforced by the protocol to prevent the spread of infection. These regulations may be subject to changes and/or variations depending on case number trends, in accordance with central and regional government regulations. They should therefore be checked prior to your visit at https://www.visitformigine.it/vivere-il-castello/