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Scandiano (Reggiano: Scandiân) is a town and comune in Emilia-Romagna, in the northeast part of the country of Italy, near the city of Reggio nell'Emilia and the Secchia river. It had a population of 25,663 as of 31 December 2016.

Comune di Scandiano
Monument of Lazzaro Spallanzani
Monument of Lazzaro Spallanzani
Coat of arms of Scandiano
Coat of arms
Location of Scandiano
Scandiano is located in Italy
Location of Scandiano in Italy
Scandiano is located in Emilia-Romagna
Scandiano (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°35′50″N 10°41′30″E / 44.59722°N 10.69167°E / 44.59722; 10.69167Coordinates: 44°35′50″N 10°41′30″E / 44.59722°N 10.69167°E / 44.59722; 10.69167
ProvinceReggio nell'Emilia (RE)
FrazioniArceto, Bosco, Cacciola, Ca' de' Caroli, Chiozza, Fellegara, Iano, Pratissolo, Rondinara, San Ruffino, Ventoso
 • MayorAlessio Mammi
 • Total49 km2 (19 sq mi)
95 m (312 ft)
 (31 December 2016)[2]
 • Total25,663
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Patron saintSt. Catherine of Alexandria
Saint dayNovember 25


From Scandiano (in Italian)

The current residential settlement was founded by Fogliani Gilberto in 1262 with the construction of the Castle around which some houses developed. Initially built for defensive purposes, it was later transformed into a seigneurial mansion by the Boiardo family (1423–1560) and later into a Renaissance palace by the Marquis Thiene (1565–1623), the Bentivoglio (1623–45) and princes of Este (1645–1796)

Since the 1960s, the town has been an important centre for the production of tiles, connected to the district of Sassuolo.


As a titular Duke of Modena, the current holder of the title of "Marquis of Scandiano" would be Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.

Notable persons linked to ScandianoEdit

Notable natives of Scandiano are:

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. ^ Christiansen, Hanne (30 May 2013). "Luigi Ghirri: Saluting the photographer who discovered today's soft, elegant nostalgia back in 70s Italy". Dazed. Retrieved 18 August 2017.