The name of this locality appears for the first time in a document of 880. The following century the church of Sant`Antonino in Piacenza had rights over various properties in the area of Cassano and the Emperor Lothair recognised the right of the canons of Sant`Antonino to erect defence works and fortifications. It was Ermengarda in the 11th century who gave the castle, together with 72 perches of land, to the church and canons of Sant`Antonino. Later the property and fief passed to the Salvatico. Today very little remains of the castle but it is possible to visit the church of San Lorenzo.
From Friday 4 to Monday 7 August 2017
Thirty-fourth edition of the Festa del Cotechino at Cassano near Ponte dell'Olio. Four evenings all together, enjoyig delicious food and dancing to the music of the best liscio orchestras.
Sunday 25 October 2015
Meeting from 8.30 am and free trials from 9.30 am. First manche at 1.30 pm and second manche at 3.30 pm.
From Friday 7 to Monday 10 August 2015
Food stands and evenings of dance
Every year round the feast of St Lawrence, 10 August
Organised by the Associazione Amici di Cassano, in the days around the festival of St Lawrence, patron saint of the old village, 10 August.
The magic of the night of St Lawrence is rooted in Celtic tradition.