Surrounded by rolling hills full of vineyards, oaks and fruit trees, just a few kilometres from Vignola stands a pretty medieval fortified village enclosed in a double wall, which has become one of the Authentic Villages of Italy. We are talking about Savignano sul Panaro, in the Modenese hinterland: a land of ancient stories and excellent food. A visit certainly starts from the upper part of the town, the medieval part characterized by the Castle, accessed by a road paved with river pebbles that winds through the village. Among the ancient houses, a number of towers stand out, such as the ancient Torre di Guardia and the Torre del Cappellano. In addition, the Museum of the Elephant, which houses the remains of the skeleton of an elephant that lived about 2 million years ago, and the Museum of the Venus of Savignano as soon as it reopens after renovation.