The hamlet of Vergnano, known today as San Geminiano, is located in Montericco area within the municipality of Albinea.
A document from the emperor Otto I the great
dated 963 mentions the existence in Vergnano of a church
dedicated to SanGeminiano; upon the ruins of that church
Matilde di Canossa built a chapel still existing today.
In Vergnano there was a castle defended
by a garrison of the Bishop of Reggio Emilia
who owned it; nothing remains today of that castle.
The first document mentioning the castle is from the emperor
Henry II, also known as Saint Henry, and is dated 1014.
The document stated that Vergnano with its castle and two
chapels in latin:
“Vergnanum cum curte et castello et duobus capellis”
was a property of the bishop of Reggio Emilia.
The hamlet of Vergnano