A medieval village in the province of Reggio Emilia
Located near the Enza river, Vetto is a quiet village in the province of Reggio Emilia. Its location makes it a delightful natural balcony overlooking the areas all around.
Vetto’s origins likely date to Roman times, although the first evidence of the village comes from the Middle Ages, when the Da Palù family, loyal to the powerful and famous Canossa family, ruled the area. The town’s main historical and cultural attraction is the Church of San Lorenzo, restored in the mid-17th century but of Romanesque origin. In autumn, the Chestnut Festival is a must-see event that takes place every last Sunday in October: throughout the day, you can taste seasonal recipes while strolling among the stalls of the fair.
If you are in the Vetto area, we also recommend visiting the nearby Crovara, Spigone, Pineto, Gottano and Legoreccio, the former feudal capital of the Da Palù nobles. You can also explore various nature trails: the route of the Sentiero dei Ducati, a well-known trekking route in Emilia, passes through here.