Piazza Mazzini and Corso Mazzini

Piazza Mazzini has always been the main square of Correggio, a meeting place for townspeople, with cafés, shops, and the pedestrian walkway along the street of the same name.
Piazza Mazzini

42015 Correggio

The main street, ancient Strada Maestra (high road), winds through the centre of town from west to east, dividing it into two large parts. At the intersection with Via Antonioli there is a widening that finishes abruptly at protuberant Palazzo dell’Orologio, giving a true perspective backdrop to the view of the whole. The square is flanked on both sides by high, wide porticoes paved with Verona red marble in the second half of the 19th century. It is also the site of the old and new town halls, a central gathering place, and the site for fairs and markets since the Middle Ages. It is natural that such functions take place here in this space and its environs: the castle, the elegant residential quarter, and the artisan quarter. The street is cobbled with river stones and has granite carriage-wheel strips down the middle. Corso Mazzini begins from Piazza Carducci, where the Modena gate stood up till 1875.


How to get there:
By car
On motorway A22, exit at Carpi and follow direction to Correggio (therefore going south on Road 468)
With A1 motorway, exit at Reggio Emilia and follow direction to Carpi-Correggio (therefore going north on Road 468)
Using motorways every access to this territory is very fast from main national and European centres.
On “Via Emilia”, which runs parallel to A1 motorway and river Po, converge main communication routes, allowing to reach Correggio from Cities of Art and from all tourist centres of Emilia Romagna.

With public means:
The nearest railway stations to Correggio are in Reggio Emilia on Milano-Bologna track (about 20 km from Correggio), and Carpi on Modena-Verona track (about 7 km from Correggio).
From both stations a bus service is available.
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