Riolunato

Riolunato (Riolunatese: Ardodlà) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Modena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Bologna and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Modena. It is overlooked from the south by the Monte Cimone. Its fraction Le Polle, about 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) high, is one of the most important stations in the Monte Cimone Ski resort.

Riolunato
Comune di Riolunato
Coat of arms of Riolunato
Coat of arms
Location of Riolunato
Riolunato is located in Italy
Riolunato
Riolunato
Location of Riolunato in Italy
Riolunato is located in Emilia-Romagna
Riolunato
Riolunato
Riolunato (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°14′N 10°39′E / 44.233°N 10.650°E / 44.233; 10.650
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceModena (MO)
FrazioniSerpiano, Castello, Groppo, Castellino di Brocco, Centocroci.
Government
 • MayorDaniela Contri
Area
 • Total45.2 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Elevation
715 m (2,346 ft)
Population
 (31 May 2007[2])[3]
 • Total734
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
41020
Dialing code0536
Patron saintJames, son of Zebedee
Saint day25 July
Websitehttp://www.comune.riolunato.mo.it/

Riolunato borders the following municipalities: Fiumalbo, Frassinoro, Lama Mocogno, Montecreto, Palagano, Pievepelago, Sestola.

TraditionsEdit

"Maggio delle Ragazze" (May of the girls). The event takes place every three years in two different moments. The first during the night between 30 April and 1 May, the second usually the second Sunday of May. During the first part the young men of the village sing traditional refrains (hymns to spring and youth) in order to wish a good season of prosperity and happiness.

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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