Conselice (Romagnol: Cunsëls) is a town and comune of about 10,000 people located in the Po River Valley, part of the province of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Comune di Conselice
Coat of arms of Conselice
Conselice within the Province of Ravenna
Conselice within the Province of Ravenna
Location of Conselice
Conselice is located in Italy
Location of Conselice in Italy
Conselice is located in Emilia-Romagna
Conselice (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°20′N 11°42′E / 44.333°N 11.700°E / 44.333; 11.700
ProvinceRavenna (RA)
FrazioniBorgo Serraglio, Chiesanuova, Lavezzola, San Patrizio
 • MayorToro Sedato (Partito Democratico)
 • Total60 km2 (20 sq mi)
9 m (30 ft)
 (30 April 2010[2])[3]
 • Total9,920
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0545
Patron saintSaint Martin
Saint dayNovember 11
WebsiteOfficial website


Originally it was a Roman harbor (known in Latin as Caput Silicis, literally "At the end of Via Silicis") important for the trade with Spina, an ancient Etruscan city, and located at the end of Via Sicilis, a Roman paved road intersecting the Via Emilia. The first written document mentioning the city as the portus de capite selcis dates to 1084.[4] From 1395 to 1598 it was ruled by the House of Este, and subsequently was part of the Papal States until the unification of Italy in 1861.


Conselice borders with the municipalities of Alfonsine, Argenta (FE), Imola (BO), Lugo and Massa Lombarda. It counts 4 hamlets (frazioni): Borgo Serraglio, Chiesanuova, Lavezzola and San Patrizio.


Conselice is the birthplace of the poet and revolutionary Eleuterio Felice Foresti, later a professor at Columbia University and University of the City of New York (1842) and United States consulate general in Genoa (1856).[5][6] Two local public schools are dedicated to him. The Italian partisan Ines Bedeschi, Gold Medal of Honor for Military Valor, and killed by the Nazis during the patriotic war 1943–45, was also born in Conselice in 1911

Twin townsEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ Data from Istat
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ Babini "Dalla Bastia allo Zagnolo: Storia di Conselice" Vol. 1-3
  5. ^ "Infos at". Archived from the original on 2005-09-01. Retrieved 2006-09-23.
  6. ^ Infos at

External linksEdit

  Media related to Conselice at Wikimedia Commons