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Altitude: m 32 | Distance from the provincial capital: Km 29 | Zip Code: 43010 | Phone code: 0521 | Surface area: Km2 40,15

Agricultural land of intensive farming, rich in beef and pork livestock, at the center of the "Road of Culatello", with dairy production. It also preserves the traditional crafts for the production of cane and wicker furniture. Its fortress, which dominates the centre of the village, dates back to the fifteenth century. Inside the fortress there are important frescoes inspired by tales of Boccaccio's Decameron. Even this municipality is part of the district of Culatello and it participates to various events dedicated to salami. The village of Fontanelle gave birth to the syndicalist John Faraboli, considered the forerunner of the parmesan cooperative movement, and to the writer Giovanni Guareschi, the father of the unforgettable characters of Don Camillo and Peppone.


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