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Location of Emilia-Romagna
Area: 22,124 km²
Population: 4.2m
Density: 189/km²
Capital: Bologna

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Bologna
    • Anzola dell'Emilia
      Argelato
      Baricella
      Bazzano
      Bentivoglio
      Bologna
      Borgo Tossignano
      Budrio
      Calderara di Reno
      Camugnano
      Casalecchio di Reno
      Casalfiumanese
      Castel d'Aiano
      Castel del Rio
      Castel di Casio
      Castel Guelfo di Bologna
      Castel Maggiore
      Castel San Pietro Terme
      Castello d'Argile
      Castello di Serravalle
      Castenaso
      Castiglione dei Pepoli
      Crespellano
      Crevalcore
      Dozza
      Fontanelice
      Gaggio Montano
      Galliera
      Granaglione
      Granarolo dell'Emilia
      Grizzana Morandi
      Imola
      Lizzano in Belvedere
      Loiano
      Malalbergo
      Marzabotto
      Medicina
      Minerbio
      Molinella
      Monghidoro
      Monte San Pietro
      Monterenzio
      Monteveglio
      Monzuno
      Mordano
      Ozzano dell'Emilia
      Pianoro
      Pieve di Cento
      Porretta Terme
      Sala Bolognese
      San Benedetto Val di Sambro
      San Giorgio di Piano
      San Giovanni in Persiceto
      San Lazzaro di Savena
      San Pietro in Casale
      Sant'Agata Bolognese
      Sasso Marconi
      Savigno
      Vergato
      Zola Predosa

  • Ferrara
    • Argenta
      Berra
      Bondeno
      Cento
      Codigoro
      Comacchio
      Copparo
      Ferrara
      Formignana
      Goro
      Jolanda di Savoia
      Lagosanto
      Masi Torello
      Massa Fiscaglia
      Mesola
      Migliarino
      Migliaro
      Mirabello
      Ostellato
      Poggio Renatico
      Portomaggiore
      Ro
      Sant'Agostino
      Tresigallo
      Vigarano Mainarda
      Voghiera

  • Forlì-Cesena
    • Bagno di Romagna
      Bertinoro
      Borghi
      Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole
      Cesena
      Cesenatico
      Civitella di Romagna
      Dovadola
      Forlì
      Forlimpopoli
      Galeata
      Gambettola
      Gatteo
      Longiano
      Meldola
      Mercato Saraceno
      Modigliana
      Montiano
      Portico e San Benedetto
      Predappio
      Premilcuore
      Rocca San Casciano
      Roncofreddo
      San Mauro Pascoli
      Santa Sofia
      Sarsina
      Savignano sul Rubicone
      Sogliano al Rubicone
      Tredozio
      Verghereto

  • Modena
    • Bastiglia
      Bomporto
      Campogalliano
      Camposanto
      Carpi
      Castelfranco Emilia
      Castelnuovo Rangone
      Castelvetro di Modena
      Cavezzo
      Concordia sulla Secchia
      Fanano
      Finale Emilia
      Fiorano Modenese
      Fiumalbo
      Formigine
      Frassinoro
      Guiglia
      Lama Mocogno
      Maranello
      Marano sul Panaro
      Medolla
      Mirandola
      Modena
      Montecreto
      Montefiorino
      Montese
      Nonantola
      Novi di Modena
      Palagano
      Pavullo nel Frignano
      Pievepelago
      Polinago
      Prignano sulla Secchia
      Ravarino
      Riolunato
      San Cesario sul Panaro
      San Felice sul Panaro
      San Possidonio
      San Prospero
      Sassuolo
      Savignano sul Panaro
      Serramazzoni
      Sestola
      Soliera
      Spilamberto
      Vignola
      Zocca

  • Parma
    • Albareto
      Bardi
      Bedonia
      Berceto
      Bore
      Borgo Val di Taro
      Busseto
      Calestano
      Collecchio
      Colorno
      Compiano
      Corniglio
      Felino
      Fidenza
      Fontanellato
      Fontevivo
      Fornovo di Taro
      Langhirano
      Lesignano de' Bagni
      Medesano
      Mezzani
      Monchio delle Corti
      Montechiarugolo
      Neviano degli Arduini
      Noceto
      Palanzano
      Parma
      Pellegrino Parmense
      Polesine Parmense
      Roccabianca
      Sala Baganza
      Salsomaggiore Terme
      San Secondo Parmense
      Sissa
      Solignano
      Soragna
      Sorbolo
      Terenzo
      Tizzano Val Parma
      Tornolo
      Torrile
      Traversetolo
      Trecasali
      Valmozzola
      Varano de' Melegari
      Varsi
      Zibello

  • Piacenza
    • Agazzano
      Alseno
      Besenzone
      Bettola
      Bobbio
      Borgonovo Val Tidone
      Cadeo
      Calendasco
      Caminata
      Caorso
      Carpaneto Piacentino
      Castel San Giovanni
      Castell'Arquato
      Castelvetro Piacentino
      Cerignale
      Coli
      Corte Brugnatella
      Cortemaggiore
      Farini
      Ferriere
      Fiorenzuola d'Arda
      Gazzola
      Gossolengo
      Gragnano Trebbiense
      Gropparello
      Lugagnano Val D'Arda
      Monticelli d'Ongina
      Morfasso
      Nibbiano
      Ottone
      Pecorara
      Piacenza
      Pianello Val Tidone
      Piozzano
      Podenzano
      Ponte dell'Olio
      Pontenure
      Rivergaro
      Rottofreno
      San Giorgio Piacentino
      San Pietro in Cerro
      Sarmato
      Travo
      Vernasca
      Vigolzone
      Villanova sull'Arda
      Zerba
      Ziano Piacentino

  • Ravenna
    • Alfonsine
      Bagnacavallo
      Bagnara di Romagna
      Brisighella
      Casola Valsenio
      Castel Bolognese
      Cervia
      Conselice
      Cotignola
      Faenza
      Fusignano
      Lugo
      Massa Lombarda
      Ravenna
      Riolo Terme
      Russi
      Sant'Agata sul Santerno
      Solarolo

  • Reggio Emilia
    • Albinea
      Bagnolo in Piano
      Baiso
      Bibbiano
      Boretto
      Brescello
      Busana
      Cadelbosco di Sopra
      Campagnola Emilia
      Campegine
      Canossa
      Carpineti
      Casalgrande
      Casina
      Castellarano
      Castelnovo di Sotto
      Castelnovo ne' Monti
      Cavriago
      Collagna
      Correggio
      Fabbrico
      Gattatico
      Gualtieri
      Guastalla
      Ligonchio
      Luzzara
      Montecchio Emilia
      Novellara
      Poviglio
      Quattro Castella
      Ramiseto
      Reggio Emilia
      Reggiolo
      Rio Saliceto
      Rolo
      Rubiera
      San Martino in Rio
      San Polo d'Enza
      Sant'Ilario d'Enza
      Scandiano
      Toano
      Vetto
      Vezzano sul Crostolo
      Viano
      Villa Minozzo

  • Rimini
    • Bellaria-Igea Marina
      Casteldelci
      Cattolica
      Coriano
      Gemmano
      Maiolo
      Misano Adriatico
      Mondaino
      Monte Colombo
      Montefiore Conca
      Montegridolfo
      Montescudo
      Morciano di Romagna
      Novafeltria
      Pennabilli
      Poggio Berni
      Riccione
      Rimini
      Saludecio
      San Clemente
      San Giovanni in Marignano
      San Leo
      Sant'Agata Feltria
      Santarcangelo di Romagna
      Talamello
      Torriana
      Verucchio

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Province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna
Carpi, in the province of Modena
The province of Modena covers an area of 2,689 sq.km and borders the province of Reggio Emilia to the west, the region of Lombardy to the north, the provinces of Bologna and Ferrara to the east and the region of Tuscany to the south.

Modena Province
Province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna

The province stretches from the Apennine mountain range to the down to the low plains south of the Po river. These plains are a particular characteristic of the province and are considered to some of the most beautiful in Italy. The highest peak in the province is Monte Cimone at just over 2000 metres and is part of the Tuscan/Emilian Apennines.

Modena
This ancient city is located on the south side of the Po Valley with the Apennine mountain range lying about 10 km. from its southern border. It is the capital city of the province of Modena in the region of Emilia Romagna. It has been nicknamed 'The Capital of Engines' due to the many factories of famous Italian sports cars that are based there. These include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani and De Tomaso.

It is a university town and the University of Modena was founded in 1175 and it specialises in Economics, Medicine and Law. There is also the Military Academy of Modena which is housed in the Ducal Palace and trains Italian military officers.

The main square and centre of the city is Piazza Grande and most of the important buildings are in or around this area. There is a huge, covered market, 'Mercato Albinelli' which was founded in 1931.

Modena is a delightful city with an important place in history, to say nothing of its reputation for excellent food. Above all else Modena is famous for it production of Balsamic Vinegar.


Torre della Ghirlandina

The building of the Cathedral of Modena began in 1099 and after being consecrated in 1184 it was finally finished in 1319. It is one of the most important Romanesque buildings in Europe and is a World Heritage Site together with its annexed bell tower, Torre della Ghirlandina.

The Ducal Palace, built in 1634 was the seat of the Este court between the 17th to 19th centuries and it occupies the site of the former Este Castle. The Palace is currently home the Military Academy, the Military Musuem and an ancient library.

The Town Hall of Modena was constructed in the late 17th, early 18th century from some already existing buildings. It has a late 15th century clock tower and originally had a second tower which was unfortunately completly destroyed in an earthquake in 1671.

The Museum Palace was originally built as a hostel for the poor, together with the nearby hospital. It now houses most of the main museums of Modena.

    These include:

  • The Estense Gallery which displays paintings by many famous artists including Tintoretto and Diego Velázquez.
  • The Estense Library which is one of the most important libraries in Italy.
    The Museum of Medieval and Modern Art.
  • City Musuem of Archaeology and Ethnology.

There are other more specialised musuems within the Musuem Palace including musuems of headstones and plaster casts.

    Away from this building the city has other musuems:

  • The Museums of the Cathedral which has and extensive collection of artistic heritage, mainly furnishing and ornaments.
  • The Musuem of Enzo Ferrari has a futuristic automotive dispaly and unpublished films of the live of Enzo Ferrari.
  • The Museum of Picture Cards which was founded in 1838 by Giuseppe Panini. It has several classic collections of cigarette cards, matchboxes, stickers and calendars and a history of the development of picture cards over the years.
    Some churches of note in the city are:

  • Santa Maria della Pomposa is an ancient church whose exact date is unknown but it was mentioned as early as 1135. It has been renovated and rebuilt many times and very little of the origninal structure remains today.
  • San Pietro which, according to legend, was erected temple of Jupiter Capitulinus. It is one of the few examples of Renaissance architecuture to be found in Modena and it has an invaluable 15th century inside.
  • San Vincenzo, which was erected in the 17th century over the top of a 13th century church. It once had a beautiful dome but this was destroyed during World War II.
  • Santa Maria della Pomposa is an ancient church whose exact date is unknown but it was mentioned as early as 1135. It has been renovated and rebuilt many times and very little of the original structure remains today.
  • San Giovanni Decollato, built in the 16th century and modified in the 18th century.
  • There is a large Jewish community in Modena and they constructed a synagogue in 1873. It is built in the Lombardesque style and can be found next to the Palazzo Communale.

Carpi
This is a busy town with much industry and work, particulary in industry and craft. It suffered very badly in the two earthquakes of 2012 but has recovered well and is a nice town to visit.

Carpi is an open, lively town and has a stunning Renassance square, Piazza dei Martiri, which is the largest in the region of Emilia Romagna and is flanked by a portico with 52 columns.

    The main sights of interest are:

  • Palazzo dei Pio which is now the Town Hall but was once the castle and home of the Pio family.
  • Carpi Cathedral which dates back to 1514 and has a Baroque façade which was added in 1701 and a cupola which was added in 1774.

Carpi Cathedral - Photo: Attilios
    There are many interesting churches including:

  • Church of Santa Maria in Castello designed by Peruzzi.
  • Church of Sant'Ignazio which now houses the Museum of the Diocese of Carpi.
  • The churches of Santa Chiara, Santissimo Crocifisso, San Bernardino da Siena and San Nicolò.

Marenello
Best known as the home of Ferrari S.p.A. and the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team. There is also a Ferrari museum here, 'Museo Ferrari and it is the starting point for the annual Italian Marathon.

Fiorano Modenese
The Fiorano Circuit, Ferrari's private testing track, is located on here, just on the border with the town of Maranello. It is also the finishing point for the annual Italian Marathon.

The town has some interesting historical buildings including the Castle of Spezzano, the Sanctuary of the Beata Vergine del Castello, the ancient oratory of San Rocco Parish church of San Giovanni Battista and the Theatre Astoria. There are also many beautiful villas such as Villas: Villa Campori, Villa Pace, Villa Guastalla, Villa Coccapani, Villa Cuoghi and Villa Messori.

Nonantola
An extremely popular tourist resort Nonantola is also an important cultural centre.

Nonantola Abbey a Benedictine monastery was founded in 752 and up until 1083 it was an imperial monastery. After this it began to decay and despite coming into the possesion of several orders the decay continued until 1786 until it was finaly restored by Pius VII in 1821.


Nonatola Abbey - Photo: Sailko

There are several remains from the middle ages in Nonantola including the two towers called dei Modenesi and dei Bolognesi and the 9th century Pieve of S. Michael Archangel.

The main historical monument is the Abbey of San Sylvester which is a Romanesque basilica which was erected in the 8th century.

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Emilia-Romagna Information
Location of Emilia-Romagna
Area: 22,124 km²
Population: 4.2m
Density: 189/km²
Capital: Bologna

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Bologna
    • Anzola dell'Emilia
      Argelato
      Baricella
      Bazzano
      Bentivoglio
      Bologna
      Borgo Tossignano
      Budrio
      Calderara di Reno
      Camugnano
      Casalecchio di Reno
      Casalfiumanese
      Castel d'Aiano
      Castel del Rio
      Castel di Casio
      Castel Guelfo di Bologna
      Castel Maggiore
      Castel San Pietro Terme
      Castello d'Argile
      Castello di Serravalle
      Castenaso
      Castiglione dei Pepoli
      Crespellano
      Crevalcore
      Dozza
      Fontanelice
      Gaggio Montano
      Galliera
      Granaglione
      Granarolo dell'Emilia
      Grizzana Morandi
      Imola
      Lizzano in Belvedere
      Loiano
      Malalbergo
      Marzabotto
      Medicina
      Minerbio
      Molinella
      Monghidoro
      Monte San Pietro
      Monterenzio
      Monteveglio
      Monzuno
      Mordano
      Ozzano dell'Emilia
      Pianoro
      Pieve di Cento
      Porretta Terme
      Sala Bolognese
      San Benedetto Val di Sambro
      San Giorgio di Piano
      San Giovanni in Persiceto
      San Lazzaro di Savena
      San Pietro in Casale
      Sant'Agata Bolognese
      Sasso Marconi
      Savigno
      Vergato
      Zola Predosa

  • Ferrara
    • Argenta
      Berra
      Bondeno
      Cento
      Codigoro
      Comacchio
      Copparo
      Ferrara
      Formignana
      Goro
      Jolanda di Savoia
      Lagosanto
      Masi Torello
      Massa Fiscaglia
      Mesola
      Migliarino
      Migliaro
      Mirabello
      Ostellato
      Poggio Renatico
      Portomaggiore
      Ro
      Sant'Agostino
      Tresigallo
      Vigarano Mainarda
      Voghiera

  • Forlì-Cesena
    • Bagno di Romagna
      Bertinoro
      Borghi
      Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole
      Cesena
      Cesenatico
      Civitella di Romagna
      Dovadola
      Forlì
      Forlimpopoli
      Galeata
      Gambettola
      Gatteo
      Longiano
      Meldola
      Mercato Saraceno
      Modigliana
      Montiano
      Portico e San Benedetto
      Predappio
      Premilcuore
      Rocca San Casciano
      Roncofreddo
      San Mauro Pascoli
      Santa Sofia
      Sarsina
      Savignano sul Rubicone
      Sogliano al Rubicone
      Tredozio
      Verghereto

  • Modena
    • Bastiglia
      Bomporto
      Campogalliano
      Camposanto
      Carpi
      Castelfranco Emilia
      Castelnuovo Rangone
      Castelvetro di Modena
      Cavezzo
      Concordia sulla Secchia
      Fanano
      Finale Emilia
      Fiorano Modenese
      Fiumalbo
      Formigine
      Frassinoro
      Guiglia
      Lama Mocogno
      Maranello
      Marano sul Panaro
      Medolla
      Mirandola
      Modena
      Montecreto
      Montefiorino
      Montese
      Nonantola
      Novi di Modena
      Palagano
      Pavullo nel Frignano
      Pievepelago
      Polinago
      Prignano sulla Secchia
      Ravarino
      Riolunato
      San Cesario sul Panaro
      San Felice sul Panaro
      San Possidonio
      San Prospero
      Sassuolo
      Savignano sul Panaro
      Serramazzoni
      Sestola
      Soliera
      Spilamberto
      Vignola
      Zocca

  • Parma
    • Albareto
      Bardi
      Bedonia
      Berceto
      Bore
      Borgo Val di Taro
      Busseto
      Calestano
      Collecchio
      Colorno
      Compiano
      Corniglio
      Felino
      Fidenza
      Fontanellato
      Fontevivo
      Fornovo di Taro
      Langhirano
      Lesignano de' Bagni
      Medesano
      Mezzani
      Monchio delle Corti
      Montechiarugolo
      Neviano degli Arduini
      Noceto
      Palanzano
      Parma
      Pellegrino Parmense
      Polesine Parmense
      Roccabianca
      Sala Baganza
      Salsomaggiore Terme
      San Secondo Parmense
      Sissa
      Solignano
      Soragna
      Sorbolo
      Terenzo
      Tizzano Val Parma
      Tornolo
      Torrile
      Traversetolo
      Trecasali
      Valmozzola
      Varano de' Melegari
      Varsi
      Zibello

  • Piacenza
    • Agazzano
      Alseno
      Besenzone
      Bettola
      Bobbio
      Borgonovo Val Tidone
      Cadeo
      Calendasco
      Caminata
      Caorso
      Carpaneto Piacentino
      Castel San Giovanni
      Castell'Arquato
      Castelvetro Piacentino
      Cerignale
      Coli
      Corte Brugnatella
      Cortemaggiore
      Farini
      Ferriere
      Fiorenzuola d'Arda
      Gazzola
      Gossolengo
      Gragnano Trebbiense
      Gropparello
      Lugagnano Val D'Arda
      Monticelli d'Ongina
      Morfasso
      Nibbiano
      Ottone
      Pecorara
      Piacenza
      Pianello Val Tidone
      Piozzano
      Podenzano
      Ponte dell'Olio
      Pontenure
      Rivergaro
      Rottofreno
      San Giorgio Piacentino
      San Pietro in Cerro
      Sarmato
      Travo
      Vernasca
      Vigolzone
      Villanova sull'Arda
      Zerba
      Ziano Piacentino

  • Ravenna
    • Alfonsine
      Bagnacavallo
      Bagnara di Romagna
      Brisighella
      Casola Valsenio
      Castel Bolognese
      Cervia
      Conselice
      Cotignola
      Faenza
      Fusignano
      Lugo
      Massa Lombarda
      Ravenna
      Riolo Terme
      Russi
      Sant'Agata sul Santerno
      Solarolo

  • Reggio Emilia
    • Albinea
      Bagnolo in Piano
      Baiso
      Bibbiano
      Boretto
      Brescello
      Busana
      Cadelbosco di Sopra
      Campagnola Emilia
      Campegine
      Canossa
      Carpineti
      Casalgrande
      Casina
      Castellarano
      Castelnovo di Sotto
      Castelnovo ne' Monti
      Cavriago
      Collagna
      Correggio
      Fabbrico
      Gattatico
      Gualtieri
      Guastalla
      Ligonchio
      Luzzara
      Montecchio Emilia
      Novellara
      Poviglio
      Quattro Castella
      Ramiseto
      Reggio Emilia
      Reggiolo
      Rio Saliceto
      Rolo
      Rubiera
      San Martino in Rio
      San Polo d'Enza
      Sant'Ilario d'Enza
      Scandiano
      Toano
      Vetto
      Vezzano sul Crostolo
      Viano
      Villa Minozzo

  • Rimini
    • Bellaria-Igea Marina
      Casteldelci
      Cattolica
      Coriano
      Gemmano
      Maiolo
      Misano Adriatico
      Mondaino
      Monte Colombo
      Montefiore Conca
      Montegridolfo
      Montescudo
      Morciano di Romagna
      Novafeltria
      Pennabilli
      Poggio Berni
      Riccione
      Rimini
      Saludecio
      San Clemente
      San Giovanni in Marignano
      San Leo
      Sant'Agata Feltria
      Santarcangelo di Romagna
      Talamello
      Torriana
      Verucchio

Emilia-Romagna Flag
Emilia-Romagna Airports
Emilia-Romagna National Parks
Appennino Tosco-Emiliano
Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna
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