© photo Stefano Semenzato
Castelluccio is a small village standing at 811 meters above sea level. It is placed on a ridge that descends from Monte Cavallo and Monte Tresca from which it dominates the surrounding valleys. It is thus almost in the center, at equal distances from neighboring municipalities, located in a central and strategic position that Alessandro Manservisi surely appreciated when, in the second half of the nineteenth century, decided to build his castle according to the forms of the medieval fortress. Beyond appearance, the name “Castelluccio” is not related to the history of the castle but it means “little village”.
The history of Castelluccio, as well as the nearby valleys, are studied by the Gruppo di Studi Alta Valle del Reno and published by the Nuèter magazine. In Castelluccio you can visit the Manservisi Castle, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the Sanctuary of Beata Vergine del Faggio and the Laborantes Museum run and managed by the local Pro Loco “Il Faggio”.
Above all, Castelluccio is about Nature. An excellent starting point for wonderful hikes among chestnuts, beeches, and firs. You will be able to reach treks of all kinds and difficulties, mountain bike routes, trekking and also a paragliding take-off area. The village is plenty of tennis courts, a soccer field, an archery area, and during the winter season, you can cross-country ski or alpine ski starting from the Ex-vivaio “I Monti”.
Do not miss on August 13th, “Castelluccio in Fiore” an amusing village festival with many food expositions, market, marionette theatre. It usually lasts from the early afternoon until midnight, ending with a gorgeous fireworks show.