Budrio

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Budrio
Comune
Comune di Budrio
Budrio is located in Italy
Budrio
Budrio
Location of Budrio in Italy
Coordinates: 44°33′N 11°32′E / 44.550°N 11.533°E / 44.550; 11.533Coordinates: 44°33′N 11°32′E / 44.550°N 11.533°E / 44.550; 11.533
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Bologna (BO)
Frazioni Armarolo, Bagnarola, Cento, Dugliolo, Maddalena di Cazzano, Mezzolara, Prunaro, Riccardina, Vedrana, Vigorso
Government
 • Mayor Giulio Pierini (PD)
Area
 • Total 120 km2 (50 sq mi)
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 18,177
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Demonym Budriesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40054
Dialing code 051
Patron saint St. Lawrence
Saint day August 10
Website Official website

Budrio is a town and comune in the province of Bologna, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy; it is 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of Bologna.

Budrio is the birthplace of Giuseppe Barilli, better known under his pseudonym of Quirico Filopanti, a famous Italian mathematician and politician.

History[edit]

Budrio's area was a Roman colony, whose territory was divided between veteran legionaries. The current town was however founded in the 10th-11th centuries AD. The church of San Lorenzo was already active in 1146. In the 14th century Cardinal Gil de Albornoz rebuilt it as a castle, of which the two large towers (1376) can still be seen, while of the walls only a small section remains.

Main sights[edit]

The most notable attraction are the Bentivoglio castle (16th century) and the Villa Ranuzzi Cospi at Bagnarola.

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