The territory of Viano, called Querciolese because of the significant presence of the oak tree in the area, is a basin with a characteristic hammer shape.
The capital is made up of a set of villages, such as Cadonega, Corte, and Minghetta, marked by the presence of tower houses - a singular aspect of the entire valley basin - probably of late medieval origin.
In the vicinity of the Town Hall stands the Castle of Viano dating back to the fourteenth century, site of the oldest settlement in this town.
Vianese cuisine offers a wide variety of long-established catering facilities, with typical dishes: a simple flake of Parmigiano Reggiano with a good glass of Lambrusco and a few drops of balsamic vinegar, Erbazzone, ciccioli, cappelletti, the tortelli with pumpkin or herbs, the black cake and tagliatelle, the casagai, and the ciambellone (“busilan”) represent the local culinary specialties.
Viano is part of the so-called Terre Matildiche (Matildica Lands), evidence of what was once the dominion of Matilde di Canossa. For all visitors to the area it is therefore essential to rediscover the fortresses and castles that have defended the territory here for hundreds of years.