Castelnovo ne' Monti

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Castelnovo ne' Monti
Comune
Comune di Castelnovo ne' Monti
Castelnovo monti.jpg
Coat of arms of Castelnovo ne' Monti
Coat of arms
Castelnovo ne' Monti is located in Italy
Castelnovo ne' Monti
Castelnovo ne' Monti
Location of Castelnovo ne' Monti in Italy
Coordinates: 44°26′N 10°24′E / 44.433°N 10.400°E / 44.433; 10.400Coordinates: 44°26′N 10°24′E / 44.433°N 10.400°E / 44.433; 10.400
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Reggio Emilia (RE)
Frazioni see list
Government
 • Mayor Gian Luca Marconi
Area
 • Total 96 km2 (37 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)
 • Total 10,539
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym Castelnovesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 42035
Dialing code 0522
Website Official website

Castelnovo Monti (official: Castelnovo ne' Monti) is a town and comune in the province of Reggio Emilia, central Italy.

Along with every other town and village in the Apennines, Castelnovo is an approved area for the production of Parmesan cheese. It is also home to the only hospital in the area.

A typical oak landscape in the Castelnovo's Apennines.

Geography[edit]

It is situated in the Reggiano Apennines mountains.

Castelnovo is best known for the Pietra di Bismantova spur. The pietra (literally "Rock of Bismantova") can be spotted from a distance of 30 kilometres (19 mi) as it stands at around 1,047 metres (3,435 ft) above sea level. The rock is a favourite climbing and abseiling destination throughout Italy and is considered a particularly difficult climb due to its outward-curving wall. The rock was mentioned by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy.

Other geographical landmarks include the Triassic chalk formations of the Gessi Triassici and the river Secchia which, together with the Pietra of Bismantova, are part of the National Park of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano.

Frazioni[edit]

Bellaria, Bellessere, Berzana, Bondolo, Bora del Musso, Burano, Ca' del Cavo, Ca' del Grosso, Ca' di Magnano, Ca' di Scatola, Campolungo, Capanna, Ca' Pavoni, Carnola, Casa della Carità, Casale, Case di Sopra, Case Perizzi, Casino, Castagnedolo, Cerreto, Chiesa, Cinqueterre, Colombaia, Costa de' Grassi, Croce, Eremo Bismantova, Fariolo, Felina, Felinamata, Frascaro, Garfagnolo, Gatta, Gombio, Maro, Monchio, Monchio di Villaberza, Monte Castagneto, Monteduro, Monticello, Mozzola, Noce, Parisola, Pietrebianche, Pioppella, Pregheffio, Quarqua, Regnola, Rio, Rivolvecchio, Roncadelli, Ronchi, Roncroffio, Schiezza, Soraggio, Terminaccio, Vezzolo, Vigolo, Virola, Vologno di Sotto, Zugognago.

Transportation[edit]

Castelnovo is connected to Reggio Emilia by a bus service run by ACT. Roads include SS 63 State road (to Reggio), the SS 513 state road (to the province of Parma), and the SP 7 and SP 15 provincial roads (to the province of Modena).

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