Bagnolo in Piano
|Bagnolo in Piano|
|Comune di Bagnolo in Piano|
|Province||Reggio Emilia (RE)|
|Frazioni||Castello San Michele, Ponte Beviera San Michele, San Tomaso, Pieve Rossa|
|• Mayor||Paola Casali|
|• Total||26.7 km2 (10.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||32 m (105 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||360/km2 (930/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Bagnolo in Piano is a comune (municipality) in the province of Reggio Emilia in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 km northwest of Bologna and about 8 km northeast of Reggio nell'Emilia.
Bagnolo in Piano borders the following municipalities: Cadelbosco di Sopra, Correggio, Novellara, Reggio Emilia. Sights include the Torrazzo, a medieval tower which is what remains of the castle destroyed by the French during the War of Spanish Succession, and the medieval Pieve, in the frazione of Pieve Rossa.
According to the tradition, the hamlet was founded in 946 when the bishop of Reggio founded a church here. The local pieve (pleban church) is known from 1144. It was acquired by the House of Gonzaga in 1335 together with Reggio Emilia and Novellara. The local rocca (castle) was rebuilt by Feltrino Gonzaga in 1354.
By the extinction of the Gonzaga in 1728, Bagnolo and Novellara returned to the hands of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor who transferred them to the Rinaldo III, Duke of Modena (House of Este) in 1737.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.