Spilamberto is a town with about 12 thousand inhabitants, located 15 Km south of Modena, just at the the foot of the first hills of the Apennines.

Since its origins, that go back to the first years of 1200, Spilamberto has been characterised by the vivacity and initiative of its inhabitants, fanciful performers of a small reality which is extremely full of new ideas and initiatives, and creators of an economic, cultural and a social wealth.

Spilamberto is “al paes di mat” (the town of the crazy people), a definition that has been given thanks to the genuine craziness of its inhabitants. This town – which is a rich and variegated industrial centre - finds its strength on amusement park rides and facilities production. Moreover, the town ranges from mechanics to chemistry, from electronics to meat production in the industrial field.

Spilamberto takes pride in its Traditional Balsamic Vinegar (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale), of which it can be considered the production centre. Here there are the Association and the Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. Each year during the Fair of San Giovanni Battista (on the 24th June) – one of the most important fairs in the area which hundreds of local producers attend - the famous Palio of San Giovanni is given, as a prestigious acknowledgment to the best balsamic vinegar.

Other gastronomic prestigious specialities are Spilamberto's Amaretti, typical sweets with a unique almond taste, and the walnut liqueur Nocino. Close to the Tower there is the Order of Walnut Liqueur of Modena.

A town to discover, able to impress each visitor.



Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Museum

Spilamberto is the capital of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. Here there is the Centre of the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Association, born in 1967, aiming to promote, organize and sustain initiatives and demonstrations for the protection and valorisation of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, as well as the spread of its knowledge in the total respect for tradition. The Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar opened in 2002 and its centre is at Villa Fabriani, in Roncati street, as the Association. Do not miss a visit to the Association and the Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar.

Association and Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

Lands of Castles

Spilamberto is in the centre of the so called “Lands of Castles”, an area characterised by the presence of several castles and medieval fortresses in each town. Spilamberto with its Tower and Fortress, Vignola with its fabulous castle, Castlevetro and its ancient village and then Castelnuovo, Savignano, Marano, Guiglia, Zocca. A rich territory in terms of history and charm, which extends from the sweet hills of Modena to the first mountains of the Apennines, among culture, nature, eno-gastronomy, initiatives, fun and relax. Visiting these places will be a very pleasant surprise.

Tourism Land of Castles

Maranello, home of Ferrari

Maranello, Home of Ferrari, is located about 15Km from Spilamberto. Guests will be able to visit “the village of the reds” and the famous Ferrari Museum, a gallery that receives each year more than 240 thousand visitors and in which it is possible to see all the most important car models produced over the years and to live close to the myth of the Prancing Horse. A myth that is possible to live as well in the new Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, recently opened in Modena, and in which you can get in touch with the sports car history of Modena, indissolubly linked to the figure of Enzo Ferrari. At the hotel reception you can find all useful information to facilitate your visits.

Ferrari Museum Maranello

Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari Modena

Lands of Motors

Our territory is not only Ferrari. On our territory motors are a unique feature, something innate. Spilamberto and the Hotel San Pellegrino are in a perfect position for an unforgettable tour to discover some of the most famous brands in the two- and four-wheel world. Apart from Ferrari in Maranello (16 Km), you can conveniently reach Maserati in Modena (16 Km), Lamborghini in Sant’Agata Bolognese (22 Km), Ducati in Borgo Panigale (25 Km) or the very close Pagani, craft producer of luxury cars in San Cesario sul Panaro (5 Km).

An occasion not to be missed for all motor lovers.

Motor Valley

Ferrari | Maserati | Lamborgini | Ducati | Pagani


Modena, the chief town of our province, is about15 Km far from Spilaberto. A rich and pleasant town, in which you can admire the architecture and history, or enjoy a day of shopping. The Cathedral, the Ghirlandina, Piazza Grande, the Military Academy, Via Emilia with its shops, initiatives, fun, eno-gastronomy. Modena will impress you for sure!

Modena Tourist Information

Monte Cimone Ski Area

An hour’s drive from Spilamberto, you can put on your skis and enjoy fun or relaxing days on Mount Cimone, the highest peak in the northern Apennines (2165mt). More than 50 Km of ski paths, perfectly serviced and covered with snow and conveniently reachable, await your ski or snowboard days. Ask for more information at the front desk!

Cimone Ski Area