Gualtieri

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For the town in the province of Messina, see Gualtieri Sicaminò.
Gualtieri
Comune
Comune di Gualtieri
Watch Tower in Gualtieri.
Watch Tower in Gualtieri.
Gualtieri is located in Italy
Gualtieri
Gualtieri
Location of Gualtieri in Italy
Coordinates: 44°54′N 10°38′E / 44.900°N 10.633°E / 44.900; 10.633Coordinates: 44°54′N 10°38′E / 44.900°N 10.633°E / 44.900; 10.633
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Reggio Emilia (RE)
Frazioni Bigliana, Bigliardi, Canossa, Livello, Marinona, Pieve Saliceto, Reseghetta Inferiore, Santa Vittoria, Soliani, Vecchia
Government
 • Mayor Massimiliano Maestri
Area
 • Total 36.1 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)[1]
 • Total 6,502
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym Gualtierini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 42044
Dialing code 0522
Patron saint Santa Maria della Neve
Saint day August 5
Website Official website

Gualtieri is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Emilia in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Bologna and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of Reggio Emilia on the right bank of the Po River. Historically, it suffered numerous flood, the last occurring in 1951.

Main sights[edit]

Gualtieri's main attraction is its Renaissance quare Piazza Bentivoglio, designed by Giovanni Battista Aleotti (also responsible of the Palazzo Bentivoglio, which was the residence of the Marquisses of Gualtieri). The latter has 17th century decorations and houses a museum dedicated to the painter Antonio Ligabue. Also facing the square is the Collegiata di S. Maria della Neve, again designed by Aleotti but remade after its destruction from a flood, which houses a Crucifixion by Camillo Ricci.

Other sights include the 13th century church of Sant'Andrea and the 16th century church Chiesa della Concezione. About 6 kilometres (4 mi) outside Gualtieri, on the road to Reggio Emilia, is the 18th century Palazzo Greppi.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.