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Sant'Ilario d'Enza

Sant'Ilario d'Enza is located in an area bordering the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Parma, marked by the Enza River west of Reggio Emilia, whose distance is 17 km.

Information and contacts

Altitude: 59 m.
Inhabitants: 11.312 (update to December 31, 2018).
Post code: 42049.
Weekly market day: Saturday.
Patron Saint: Santa Eulalia (December 10).
Hamlets: Calerno.
Phone 0039 0522 902811 - Municipality
Website Municipality of Sant'Ilario

How to get there

Sant'Ilario d'Enza

By car
From Reggio Emilia: drive west on the Via Emilia to Parma.

By train
From the Reggio Emilia Railway Station: Trenitalia Regional Train.

By bus
From Reggio Emilia: bus No. 2.

Historical notes

 

Sant’Ilario d’Enza was a stopping point and ancient postal station along the via Emilia and its origins date back to Roman times. In the Middle Ages it was subject to Longobard dominion, of which archaeological, linguistic and toponymy traces still exist today. The area is rich in archaeological sites relating to the ancient Tannetum, where the headstone of Mavarta (V century a.C.) was found: it is the first example of Christianity in the Reggio Emilia province.

Sant’Ilario d’Enza was a stopping point and ancient postal station along the via Emilia and its origins date back to Roman times. In the Middle Ages it was subject to Longobard dominion, of which archaeological, linguistic and toponymy traces still exist today. The area is rich in archaeological sites relating to the ancient Tannetum, where the headstone of Mavarta (V century a.C.) was found: it is the first example of Christianity in the Reggio Emilia province.

 

Reasons to visit

Today it is a lively town rich in industrial and artisan companies. Sant'Ilario d'Enza was once known as Sant’Eulalia and, in fact, the most important monument is the medieval Sant'Eulalia Church, whose date of construction is not exactly known; it already existed in 1220, since the first notice in Onorio III's register dates back to that year.
The wonderful Villa Valcavi, in Art Nouveau style, is also noteworthy.

Keeping fit

The landscape has charming natural places on the banks of the Enza River, covered by thick native vegetation. The “Pioppini” Ecological Rebalancing Area covers around 42,000 square metres and is located on a river ledge reachable on foot or by bicycle from the town centre.

Events

Spring Festival - third Sunday of May
Market, artistic handicraft, gastronomic stands, games for children and attractions in the square, art exhibitions.

October Festival - second Sunday of October
Antiques market, extraordinary market, funfair, artistic handicraft  and gastronomic stands.

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