Lost Views in Fiorano
Board 1 in piazza Ciro Menotti

Lost Views in Fiorano

13 ceramic boards to discover the town

In the old town of Fiorano Modenese, views of ancient buildings, hills and the countryside have disappeared, for a variety of reasons. They have thus become the Lost Views, things that can no longer be seen as the result of some historical oversight.

Thirteen large stoneware tiles, testimony to the artistic and industrial skills and craftsmanship of the Modena-Reggio district, have been installed on a route from the central Piazza Ciro Menotti, along Via Brascaglia and Via del Santuario, and rising up to the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin of Fiorano.

With vintage images, the watercolours of Dario Brugioni and historical texts, poems and human stories, the thirteen tiles tell the history of Fiorano: from when it was a fortified town with a castle, then a town with the Sanctuary surrounded by woodlands and crop fields, to when it became a centre of the ceramics industry.

The outdoor itinerary in the town of Fiorano can be visited on foot all year round; the route starts with tile no. 1 in piazza Ciro Menotti, near the newsagents. Guided tours are available during special events.

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Curator Francesco Genitoni, graphic art Gianpiero Bortolotti, watercolours and drawings Dario Brugioni; Ceramic tiles System Group, metal frames Tecnomec Borghi, screen-printed reproductions Forme 2000 Decorative ceramics. In the 'Maggio delle Vedute 2017’ project, InArte association.

More information


Fiorano Modenese Town Council - Tourist Office

tel. +39 0536 833412 – 833438, -

IAT “Terra di Motori” Information and Tourist Office

tel. +39 0536 073036,

How to go

By car

A1 motorway. Modena Nord Junction, Modena - Sassuolo Bypass to exit 31

At the roundabout, follow the signs for Fiorano Modenese town centre

By train or bus

Modena Railway Station. Information:

There is a bus from Modena Railway Station to Fiorano Modenese

For information on buses, contact SETA tel. 840 000216  (

H24 radio taxi service tel. +39 059 212100


Modena - Maranello - Sassuolo section

For information, contact SETA tel. 840 000216  (


  • Piazza Martiri Partigiani fioranesi
  • Via Silvio Pellico
  • Piazza Casa del Popolo
  • Via Salvo d'Acquisto


Tel: +39 0536 833412; +39 0536 833438; +39 0536 073036


Can be visited all year round, outdoors.

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