Castelfranco Emilia

Castelfranco Emilia (Western Bolognese: Castèl; Modenese: Castèlfrànc) is a town and comune in Modena, Emilia-Romagna, north-central Italy. The town lies about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bologna.

Castelfranco Emilia
Comune di Castelfranco Emilia
Villa Sorra
Villa Sorra
Coat of arms of Castelfranco Emilia
Coat of arms
Location of Castelfranco Emilia
Castelfranco Emilia is located in Italy
Castelfranco Emilia
Castelfranco Emilia
Location of Castelfranco Emilia in Italy
Castelfranco Emilia is located in Emilia-Romagna
Castelfranco Emilia
Castelfranco Emilia
Castelfranco Emilia (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°35′48″N 11°03′10″E / 44.59667°N 11.05278°E / 44.59667; 11.05278
ProvinceModena (MO)
FrazioniCasale California, Cavazzona, Gaggio, Madonna della Provvidenza, Manzolino, Panzano, Piumazzo, Rastellino, Recovato, Riolo
 • MayorGiovanni Gargano (PD)
 • Total102.51 km2 (39.58 sq mi)
42 m (138 ft)
 (30 June 2017)[3]
 • Total32,613
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code059
Patron saintDonnino
Saint daySeptember 8
WebsiteOfficial website

Castelfranco either occupies or lies near the site of the ancient Forum Gallorum, a place on the Via Aemilia between Modena and Bologna, where in 43 BC Octavian and Hirtius defeated Mark Antony. In 1861 it was joined with the former comune of Piumazzo.

This town is home of the tortellini, a typical Italian food. In this region lambrusco wine is also produced. The church of Santa Maria Assunta houses a picture of the Assumption of Mary by Guido Reni. Castelfranco has also a fortress built in 1628–34 by Urban VIII as a northern defensive bastion for the Papal States.


Twin townsEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.