Fusignano

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Fusignano
Comune
Comune di Fusignano
Suffragio church.
Suffragio church.
Coat of arms of Fusignano
Coat of arms
Fusignano is located in Italy
Fusignano
Fusignano
Location of Fusignano in Italy
Coordinates: 44°28′N 11°58′E / 44.467°N 11.967°E / 44.467; 11.967Coordinates: 44°28′N 11°58′E / 44.467°N 11.967°E / 44.467; 11.967
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Ravenna (RA)
Frazioni San Savino, Maiano Monti, Maiano Nuovo, Scambio, Rossetta
Government
 • Mayor Mirco Bagnari
Area
 • Total 24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 8,408
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Demonym Fusignanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48010
Dialing code 05451
Patron saint Blessed Virgin
Saint day September
Website Official website

Fusignano is a comune in the province of Ravenna (Emilia-Romagna) in Italy. It is located on the river Senio.

History[edit]

The city was created in 1250 by count Bernardino of Cunio after a flood which had destroyed his castle at Donigallia. After several passages of property in the hands of local noble families, the castle of Fusignano was transferred to the Este family in 1445.

When the Duchy of Ferrara was annexed to the Papal States (1598), the fief was elevated to a marquisate, which in 1622, after a long struggle with the Corelli family, was acquired by the Calcagnini. In the 18th century the city recovered from a dark period, and in 1796 became part of the French dominions. In 1815 it returned to the Roman Church. With the unification of Italy (1860), Fusignano was separated from Ferrara and included in the province of Ravenna.

During World War II, as part of the Spring 1945 offensive in Italy, Fusignano was for four months on the front line, and reduced into ruins.

Main sights[edit]

The church of San Giovanni Battista houses a 16th-century pale portraying the Baptism of Christ. In the church of San Savino the ancient sepulchre of the namesake saint, one of the first evangelizers of Romagna, can be seen: however, the remains it contained were transferred by Astorre II Manfredi to a chapel in the Cathedral of Faenza.

Twin towns[edit]

Personalities[edit]

References[edit]