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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
Weekly market day: Saturday
Patron Saint: Santa Eulalia (December 10)
Hamlets: Calerno
Telefono -  Phone 0039 0522 902811 - Municipality
Sito web - Website Municipality of Sant'Ilario

How to get there

Sant'Ilario d'Enza

By car
From Reggio Emilia, travel west on Via Emilia in the direction of Parma.

By train
From the railway station of Reggio Emilia, Trenitalia Regional Train

By bus
From Reggio Emilia, bus No. 2

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.

Useful links

Sito web - Website Museums in Sant'Ilario d'Enza
Sito web - Website Churches in Sant'Ilario d'Enza
Sito web - Website Accomodation in Sant'Ilario d'Enza
Sito web - Website Restaurants in Sant'Ilario d'Enza
Sito web - Website All files about Sant'Ilario d'Enza