A municipality in the Reggio Emilia province, located in Val d'Enza, Campegine features a very fertile territory, thanks to the presence of several natural water springs and is also home of important archaeological sites. In the district of Caprara, in fact, excavations have unearthed the remains of two Roman villas inhabited between the I century B.C. and the V century A.D. Historians believe that also Campegine was already inhabited since ancient times thanks to the finding of remains of houses dating from the Neolithic Ages. During the Middle Ages the town submitted the rule of the noble Family d'Este of Ferrara and later of the Gherardini, at the time, Lords of Castelnuovo di Sotto.
Sites of Interest:
- the remains of an ancient Roman aqueduct dating from the I century A.D., located just 60cm below the surface and stretches for 15km between the districts of Brescello and Campegine;
- the Church of St. Peter the Apostle, already mentioned in a parchment dated 1230, which over the centuries has submitted significant alterations, which have changed its original appearance. The current building preserve the features of the works performed in the XIX century;
- the Church of San Rocco, built as an extension of existing chapel, which dates back to the XVII century. It features three naves with a façade in Gothic style;
- the Court of the Gualtirolo already mentioned between the XII and XIII centuries. Its history is related to that of large families that lived here, such as: the d'Este, the Marquis Gherardini, the Corazza and Magnani) and the local traditions (the production of Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano);
- the King's Court, built on the ruins of the medieval castle in an area rich of springs and fresh water sources.