THE TOWN CENTRE
MEDIAEVAL CHARM AND MODERN OFFERINGS
The centre of Formigine strikes visitors with the majesty of its castle, harmoniously embedded in the urban context, and endowing it with a mediaeval air. The rocca (citadel) is also the heart of the town’s cultural life, hosting events such as “We Can Cult” (the second weekend of September). It is also home to the precious frescoes of one of the most widely appreciated contemporary artists, David Tremlett.
The bars and restaurants situated in the vicinity offer a pleasant refreshment in a location without cars, and chances to go shopping around are various and high quality.
In front of the Castle, crossing the Via Giardini (an important road to Tuscany), lies St. Bartholomew parish church. In this square overlooked by the Castle, lies also the Loggia, a XV century building. Nearby, there’s also the Conventino’s oratory and the Madonna del Ponte church, whose name derives from the XVI oratory located near the drawbridge of the old town walls.