Formigine originates from the foundation of its castle in 1201 by the Comune of Modena, as a defence against Reggio Emilia, during a war started over the control of the waters to convey to the many canals departing from the river Secchia. In 1395 Niccolò III d'Este gave it in fiefdom to Marco Pio, lord of Carpi.
Medieval castle (thirteenth century)in the Town centre.
Villa Gandini, in the 'Park of the Resistance' Via San Antonio (now housing the public library)
Hermit Enrico's house (now museum)
San Bartolomeo Church in the Town centre opposite the Castle.