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. The town also houses the Pinacoteca Domenico Inzaghi and the church of San Domenico del Rosario.

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