Town Hall

The building was converted to become the town hall in 1783, after having housed the Confraternity of St. Joseph Patriarch and subsequently, after 1724, the site of public schools.

Address and contacts

Corso Mazzini, 33 - 42015 Correggio
Phone 0039 0522 630711 - Switchboard of the Municipality of Correggio

Opening times

It can be visited by appointment, by telephoning the Municipality from Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.

How to get there


By car
Driving along the A22 Modena-Brennero motorway, exiting at the Carpi tollbooth and following the directions for Correggio (then following the SS468 towards the south);
using the A1 Milan - Bologna motorway, exiting at the Reggio Emilia tollbooth and following the signs for Carpi-Correggio (taking the SS468 in a northerly direction).

By train
The closer railway station to Correggio are Reggio Emilia (about 20 km) and Carpi (about 7 Km)

By bus
From Piazzale Europa - Reggio Emilia, bus n. 43 or 82

Historical notes

While the façade is the result of twentieth-century restoration works, the interior still reveals an eighteenth-century layout, starting from the broad state staircase leading to first floor. The atrium, the staircase walls and the upper passage hold various memorial tablets, coats-of-arms of noble families of Correggio and of the Municipality, and samples of the materials and measurements used in the principality. Of particular interest is the bust of Giuseppe Garibaldi by Vincenzo Vela. The names of the most illustrious citizens of past centuries are also inscribed on walls of atrium.

Town Council hall and other adjacent rooms conserve nineteenth-century frescoes and decorations by local painters Luigi Asioli and Andrea Capretti (1821-1870). The vault of the central room, also frescoed by Capretti, shows a number of scenes of the town.
At the end of the corridor on the first floor, a clock is built into a painted architectural frame. The Palace, with undulating façade, is divided into two parts by Via del Correggio. The most interesting part is that on the left, which has two entrance doors under the porticoes. The part on the right leads to the former Church of the Confraternity of St. Joseph Patriarch, erected in 1503 for charity purposes, now the site of municipal offices.
Since December 2000, a permanent exhibit is set up in municipal rooms dedicated to local painter Giovanetti, currently showing fifteen works.The current structure is the result of various joinings of pre-existing buildings. The oldest part is the one at the left.