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Sant'Ilario d'Enza

It is situated along Via Emilia, where the Enza River divides the Province of Reggio Emilia from the Province of Parma.

Information and contacts

Altitude: 59 m
Inhabitants: 11.312 update to December 31, 2018
Post code: 42049
Patron saint: Santa Eulalia (10th December)
Hamlets: Calerno
Weekly market day: Saturday
+39 0522.902811 Municipality
Municipality of Sant'Ilario

How to get there

By car: from Reggio Emilia, travel west on Via Emilia in the direction of Parma.
By bus: from Reggio Emilia, SETA bus n.2
By train: from the railway station of Reggio Emilia, Trenitalia Regional Train

Historical notes

The origin of Sant'Ilario d'Enza dates back to the time of the Roman Empire. During the Dark Ages, it was called Sant'Eulalia, and was ruled by the Lombards, whose traces can still be found in the archeological discoveries made in the area, the local dialect, and the names of localities. In 1428 Sant'Ilario, together with Calerno, a village which had been governed by Reggio until that time, became part of the Duchy of Este. Sant'Ilario later became an independent town in the Marquisate of Montecchio. Under the first Kingdom of Italy, Sant'Ilario was an independent town with the outlying villages of Campegine, Cadè, Gaida, Calerno, and Taneto. After the restoration of the House of Este in 1814, Duke Francesco IV annexed Sant'Ilario to Montecchio. By decree of the dictator Farini, in 1860 Sant'Ilario d'Enza was reinstated as an independent town with the outlying village of Calerno. Today Sant'Ilario is proud of its local products, which include Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Lambrusco wine, and famous cured pork products.

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