With 6.400 access to the castle of Formigine in the period for the implementation of initiatives related to the circuit Castles of Modena (three weekends in September and October 2011) and an increase of visitors 50% compared to the previous year's mid-October weekend, initiatives together with other Municipalities and the province of Modena proves to be a good vehicle for the promotion of the region. The guided tour at two town halls of Pius ", Formigine and Spezzano, has been so successful that, to meet the numerous requests received, It became necessary to organize two more guided tours. This initiative has resulted in a 7% participants from outside the province (Mantova, Imola, Bologna, Parma, Reggio Emilia).
"Overall we are pleased with the participation and the high crowd pleaser that validate the hard work that our municipality has lavished on this project – says the head of tourism Renza Baker – For baby boy Modena have proved encouraging elements of the castles Circuit, from the point of view of tourism, the positive comments of visitors from towns outside province, especially those with complex castellani already established, which can be defined those estensi. During the entire period of review we tried to treat both the appearance of involving families offering themed workshops for children and teens, that the welcome, do not miss moments of sociality and tasting samples of Renaissance recipes inspired by the heyday of the Pious ".
Was found to be effective the intention of connecting public and private, as is happening to the project "Welcome visitor": the restaurant Il Calcagnino, Acetaia Leonardi, the farm Aggazzotti, La Cantina Baba, Distilleria Bonollo, the farm Benedetti, the dairy S. Bartholomew, the Cantina sociale di Formigine, Acetaia Valeri, the farm Malviya.
Instrumental, Finally, the contribution of the General Directorate of Antiquities, Ministry of cultural heritage and activities; the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell'Emilia Romagna; Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici, Artistic and ethno-anthropological heritage of Modena and Reggio Emilia; University Ca ' Foscari of Venice; the Diocese of Reggio Emilia-Guastalla.