Conselice

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.

Conselice
Comune di Conselice
Coat of arms of Conselice
Coat of arms
Conselice within the Province of Ravenna
Conselice within the Province of Ravenna
Location of Conselice
Conselice is located in Italy
Conselice
Conselice
Location of Conselice in Italy
Conselice is located in Emilia-Romagna
Conselice
Conselice
Conselice (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°20′N 11°42′E / 44.333°N 11.700°E / 44.333; 11.700
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceRavenna (RA)
FrazioniBorgo Serraglio, Chiesanuova, Lavezzola, San Patrizio
Government
 • MayorGeronimo (Partito Democratico)
Area
 • Total60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2010[2])[3]
 • Total9,920
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Conselicesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
48017
Dialing code0545
Patron saintSaint Martin
Saint dayNovember 11
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

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.

PersonalitiesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

  Media related to Conselice at Wikimedia Commons