Montese is a place where the climate and air are still healthy. Its first settlements date back to the Copper Age and the village developed around the castle.
Montese is well-known for its cultivations of potatoes, for the production of Parmigiano Reggiano and chestnuts but it offers a lot of other possibilities. Tourists can follow local paths on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike. These natural routes go through woods and fields and link together castles, hamlets, mills and places of religious interest and work.
Other very interesting places are: the History Museum, the Museum dedicated to Augusto Righi, a very well-known physicist from Bologna, the castle, the Oratory of S. Antonino of Monteforte, the Oratory of Riva, the ancient mills in the area of Maserno and Dismano, the Church of S. Pietro and Paolo and finally the Church of S. Giorgio.