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Reggio nell'Emilia

A people-friendly sized town at the top of the rankings as one of the most prosperous and liveable towns in Italy: renowned for the quality of its services and the industry and wits of its citizens.
Webcam - main squares

Patron Saint's Day: San Prospero (November 24)

Town centre District: postal code 42121
West District: postal code 42124
South District: postal code 42123
North-East District: postal code 42122

Dialling code: 0522
Market days: Tuesday and Friday

video presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUvfY8T1c5g

Altitude: 58
Inhabitants:172139 updated to december 2018

How to get there:A1 Motorway - SS 69, SS 63, SS 467, SS 468 roads - Railway Station
The town, enclosed by the peripheral districts arranged in the hexagon shape of the old ring road (corresponding to the perimeter of the ancient town walls) lies on the via Emilia, adjoining province of Parma to the west and the province of Modena to the east. The A1 Milan/Rome motorway running parallel to the via Emilia, is held to be the quickest and most direct link to the main centres of the region (e.g. Bologna is about 30 minutes away, Milan one hour and a half). The SS 63 main road links the city to the province of Mantua to the north; the same road leads towards the Apennines in the opposite direction (Passo del Cerreto and La Spezia). The town is linked to Sassuolo via the SS 467 in the direction of the Modena Apennines and with Correggio and Carpi by the main road 468.

Tourist information: 0039/0522/451152 - Tourist Information

With the arrival of the Romans, at the beginning of the II century b.C., Reggio Emilia (Regium Lepidi) became an urban centre as part of the road network built along via Emilia, while the surrounding plain was drained and settled. Scattered remains testify to a period of intense economic activity for the entire imperial period until the barbaric invasions. From the 8th century, the continuity of civil powers and the permanence of the urban structures were guaranteed by the Bishop. In the 11th century the heart of Matilde's domain was the Reggio territory, fortified by an imposing series of castles. In 1077 one of the most famous episodes in the war of Investitures took place within the city walls of Canossa: the Emperor Henry IV, in the guise of a pilgrim, appeals to Pope Gregory VII for the annulment of his excommunication. Meanwhile, the free municipalities are being born on the ashes of feudalism: Reggio is among the first. At the beginning of the 15th century, it comes under the power of the Este Family. Prominent figures mark the Renaissance period of Reggio: from Matteo Maria Boiardo, the Count of Scandiano, the great poet of Orlando Innamorato, who was governor of Reggio towards the end of the 15th century, to Ludovico Ariosto, the great poet of Orlando Furioso, born in Reggio in 1474. The 17th and 18th centuries were tormented by wars, plagues and the plundering of works of art. In intervals of peace, the creativity of Reggio citizens expressed itself in the construction of sumptuous palaces and many religious buildings, prominent among which is the striking Basilica della Ghiara, erected in the first half of the seventeenth century with the contribution of exceptional artists and the amazing development of silk art. On 7 January 1797, Reggio, the first site of the Italian parliament, on the occasion of the birth of the Cispadane Republic, saw the birth of the "Tricolore", the future Italian flag. The spirit of resistance lived on in Reggio during the twenty years of fascism, culminating in the fight for liberation. In recognition of the part played by the city in the re-conquest of freedom, the Reggio Emilia standard was decorated with the gold medal for military valour.
Reggio nell' Emilia e circoscrizioni del comune
The entire territory of Municipality is divided into parts, that once were separated  and known as "villas"  or districts, and today are neighborhoods.
- with distance (in kilometers) from city centre-
- BAGNO KM. 10,75 - Via Emilia, dir. Modena
- BUCO DEL SIGNORE - south-east of city centre, dir.Scandiano
- CADE' KM. 10,25 - Via Emilia, dir. Parma
- CANALI KM. 6,25 - Via Settembrini, dir. Albinea
- CASTELLAZZO KM. 10,45 - dir. S. Faustino/San Martino in Rio
- CAVAZZOLI KM. 3,75 - north of the city centre, dir. Mantua
- CELLA KM. 8,50 - Via Emilia, dir. Parma
- CODEMONDO KM. 6,50 - dir. Cavriago
- CORTICELLA KM. 11,25 - east of the city centre, after Bagno
- COVIOLO KM. 5,50 - dir. south, between Codemondo and Rivalta
- FOGLIANO KM. 7,50 - south of the centre, dir. Scandiano
- GAIDA KM. 11,25 - Via Emilia, dir. Parma
- GAVASSA KM. 4,50 - north/north-west of the city, dir. Correggio
- GAVASSETO KM. 7,75 - dir.south, between Fogliano and Marmirolo
- MANCASALE KM. 2,75 - north, dir. Bagnolo and Mantua
- MARMIROLO KM. 9,50 - via Emilia, dir. Modena
- MASONE KM. 7,75 - via Emilia, dir. Modena
- MASSENZATICO KM. 7,50 - north, dir. Correggio/Bagnolo
- OSPIZIO KM. 1,75 - Via Emilia, dir. Modena
- PAPPAGNOCCA - south-east of city centre, dir.Scandiano
- PIEVE MODOLENA KM. 3,75 - Via Emilia, dir. Parma
- PRATOFONTANA KM. 6,50 - north, dir. Bagnolo
- RIVALTA KM. 6,50 - south, dir. Cast.Monti
- RONCADELLA KM. 8,25 - via Emilia, dir. Modena
- RONCOCESI KM. 7,00 - north of the city, between Sesso and Cella
- ROSTA NUOVA - south-east and in connection with city centre
- SABBIONE KM. 11,00 - dir. Scandiano after Gavasseto
- S.BARTOLOMEO KM. 8.75 - dir.Bibbiano/Quattroc. after Codemondo
- S.CROCE KM. 2.76 - north of the city centre, dir. Bagnolo
- S. MAURIZIO KM. 3,75 - via Emilia, dir. Modena
- S.PELLEGRINO KM. 2,25 - south of the city centre, dir. Rivalta
- S.PROSPERO STRINATI KM. 3,00 - north, dir. Mancasale
- SESSO KM. 6,75 - north of the city, dir.Mantova