Bagno di Romagna
|Bagno di Romagna|
|Comune di Bagno di Romagna|
|Frazioni||Larciano, Crocesanta, Valgianna, Selvapiana, Acquapartita, Donicilio, Ridracoli, Monteguidi, Spinello, Bucchio, Civorio, Vessa, Saiaccio, San Silvestro, Montegranelli, Paganico|
|• Mayor||Lorenzo Spignoli|
|• Total||233.1 km2 (90.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||491 m (1,611 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2009)|
|• Density||27/km2 (69/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saints Peter and Paul|
|Saint day||June 29|
It is now a renowned centre for thermal cares.
Bagno di Romagna was founded by the Romans, developing after a bath (balneum in Latin, whence the modern name). In 540 it was destroyed by the Ostrogoths. The town recovered after the 14th century under the Guidi family, who surrounded it with a line of walls. Later it was under the Republic of Florence and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. It became part of the Emilia-Romagna region in 1923.
- Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta (according to the tradition, founded in 860). It has a 39 m-high bell tower, a baptismal font from the year 1000, a tabernacle attributed to the school of Giuliano da Maiano and a notable portal with the crest of the Camaldolese order.
- Palazzo del Capitano ("Captain's Palace"), once the seat of the Florentine administrators. It is now home of the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna National Park.
- Lake of Ridracoli.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.