Farneta

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Farneta
The Rocca castle in the nearby Montefiorino.
The Rocca castle in the nearby Montefiorino.
Coordinates: 44°21′04″N 10°34′15″E / 44.35111°N 10.57083°E / 44.35111; 10.57083
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Modena
Comune Montefiorino
Area
 • Total 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (2001[1])
 • Winter 250 individuals in town - 400 individuals in its frazione
 • Summer 500 individuals in town - 1,000 individuals in its frazione
Demonym(s) farnetani
Postcode 41045
Area code(s) 0536
Telephone +0039 0536
Website comune.montefiorino.mo.it

Farneta is a town and frazione of the comune of Montefiorino, Italy, located in the Apennines of the province of Modena.

Located between the two hamlets of Gusciola (c. 2 km distant) and Romanoro (c. 7 km), the town in subdivided in four divisions: I Boschi, Il Monte, Il Castello and La Chiesa that since the Middle Ages battle themselves in the so-called "district games".

In 1944, during World War II, six Carthusian monks and six lay brothers of the Certosa di Farneta, together with 32 men to whom they had given shelter, were executed by Nazi SS troops at Farneta.[2]

In the 1980s Farneta was the destination of numerous Italian comedians, musicians and players used to bring their show in town to amuse its local residents.

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