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Correggio (Reggiano: Curèṡ) is a town and comune in the Province of Reggio Emilia, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, in the Po valley. As of 31 December 2016 Correggio had an estimated population of 25,694.

Correggio
Città di Correggio
Coat of arms of Correggio
Coat of arms
Location of Correggio
Correggio is located in Italy
Correggio
Correggio
Location of Correggio in Italy
Correggio is located in Emilia-Romagna
Correggio
Correggio
Correggio (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°46′13″N 10°46′56″E / 44.77028°N 10.78222°E / 44.77028; 10.78222Coordinates: 44°46′13″N 10°46′56″E / 44.77028°N 10.78222°E / 44.77028; 10.78222
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceReggio Emilia (RE)
FrazioniBudrio, Canolo, Fazzano, Fosdondo, Lemizzone, Mandrio, Mandriolo, Prato, San Biagio, San Martino Piccolo, San Prospero.
Area
 • Total77 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation
33 m (108 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[3]
 • Total25,694
 • Density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Correggesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
42015
Dialing code0522
Patron saintSt. Quirinus
Saint dayJune 4
WebsiteOfficial website

Its patron saint is Quirinus of Sisak,[4] to whom the Basilica of San Quirino is dedicated.

It was the seat of Veronica Gambara (1485–1550) a noted politician poet who ruled the principality after the death of her husband Giberto X, Count of Correggio, from 1518 to 1550.

It is the birthplace of the Renaissance painter Antonio Allegri, who was called "il Correggio" from the name of his town. The French poet Tugdual Menon resided in Correggio for much of his life.

It is also the birthplace of composer Bonifazio Asioli, Venetian School composer Claudio Merulo, rock singer Luciano Ligabue, educator Loris Malaguzzi, who developed the Reggio Emilia approach, 1908 Summer Olympics marathon runner Dorando Pietri, and novelist Pier Vittorio Tondelli.

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In 1659, the Principality was annexed to the Duchy of Modena.
As a titular Duke of Modena, the current holder of the title of "Prince of Correggio" would be Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.

Main SightsEdit

Religious BuildingsEdit

Secular BuildingsEdit

  • Rocchetta
  • Torrione
  • Palazzo dei Principi
  • Teatro Comunale Bonifazio Asioli
  • Palazzo Comunale
  • Palazzo della Ragione e Torre dell'Orologio
  • Jewish Cemetery

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit

  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. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2007-02-23.
  4. ^ San Quirino