Crevalcore

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Crevalcore
Comune
Comune di Crevalcore
Crevalcore is located in Italy
Crevalcore
Crevalcore
Location of Crevalcore in Italy
Coordinates: 44°43′N 11°09′E / 44.717°N 11.150°E / 44.717; 11.150Coordinates: 44°43′N 11°09′E / 44.717°N 11.150°E / 44.717; 11.150
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Bologna (BO)
Frazioni Bevilacqua, Bolognina, Caselle, Galeazza, località Guisa, Palata Pepoli, Sammartini
Government
 • Mayor Claudio Broglia
Area
 • Total 102 km2 (39 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)
 • Total 13,504
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Crevalcoresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40014
Dialing code 051
Patron saint St. Sylvester
Saint day December 31
Website Official website

Crevalcore is a town and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region near Bologna, Italy. Marcello Malpighi, a doctor who taught medicine in the Papal Medical School who wrote a long treatise about his medical studies that he donated to the Royal Society of London, was born in Crevalcore on March 10th, 1628.

Gaetano Lodi (1830 – 1886), a famous artist and ornamentation teacher who decorated several buildings throughout Italy was also born here. Some examples of his works are decorations in the Palazzo Quirinale of Rome and decorations for the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan.

On May 20th, 2012 a powerful earthquake has caused severe damage to various buildings in the city center, leaving many citizens to lose their shelter.

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