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Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia is situated in the south of the Po Valley along the Via Emilia between the cities of Parma and Modena in the Emilia Romagna Region. The area has a continental climate with hot and muggy summers and cold and foggy winters .

The founder of the city was Lepidus that gave its name to the region. Following the fall of the Roman Empire the city was almost buried; in the sixth century became Duke of Reggio and in the Middle Ages was the seat of the Bishop to become Signoria under the rule of the Este.

During 2° World War  the population of Reggio Emilia was very active in the resistance and for this reason the City was decorated with a medal for valor for the war of liberation.

The Reggio Emilia city is  located in an area completely flat comes in the form of a hexagon within the walls that surround it.

The main attractions are the Municipal Theatre, the Renaissance and Baroque basilicas of San Prospero, the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Ghiara, the Cathedral and many palaces of medieval and Renaissance periods along the old town.

Very interesting and particular is the  urban configuration of the town squares: Piazza Prampoli, Piazza San Prospero, Piazza Casotti and Piazza Fontanesi. Of significant importance has the Via Emilia that in the historic centre comes lined with buildings of architectural merit and ends divided into two branches from Piazza Del Monte. More important are also the Public Gardens with statues and fountains located in a beautiful  century park .

In the Hall of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia eighteenth century was adopted the first flag of the Republic Cisalpine from which comes the current flag of the Italian Republic.

In Reggio Emilia it can possible to  admire also  works of modern architecture like the futuristic station AV Mediopadana and Bridges that arise in the city outskirts.

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