The first news relating to Spilamberto date back to 776, when a pilgrims hospice owned by the Abbey of Nonantola is witnessed in the area. Spilamberto, in fact, develops near the Via Romea, one of the ancient tracks that traveled through Europe and reached Rome. It is precisely on this road, in correspondence of Spilamberto, that in 895 an illustrious figure finds death , Pope Adrian III, while he is going to Worms to visit the Emperor.

The Castle of Spilamberto develops during the Middle Ages, when the municipality of Modena decided to make it a garrison on the Panaro river. The construction of its walls dates back to this phase, datable to 1210. After that, it will be the Lordship of Rangoni to control the fief of Spilamberto until the arrival of Napoleon. Today, the municipality has about 12,000 inhabitants and it is the venue for the Consortium of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, one of the main products of the area along with the Nocino and amaretti. Spilamberto has also dedicated to the Balsamic Vinegar, a museum that tells its story and production.

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