Grizzana Morandi

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Grizzana Morandi
Comune di Grizzana Morandi
Paolo Monti - Servizio fotografico (Grizzana Morandi, 1981) - BEIC 6338900.jpg
Grizzana Morandi is located in Italy
Grizzana Morandi
Grizzana Morandi
Location of Grizzana Morandi in Italy
Coordinates: 44°15′N 11°9′E / 44.250°N 11.150°E / 44.250; 11.150Coordinates: 44°15′N 11°9′E / 44.250°N 11.150°E / 44.250; 11.150
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Metropolitan city Bologna (BO)
 • Mayor Graziella Leoni
 • Total 77.4 km2 (29.9 sq mi)
Elevation 547 m (1,795 ft)
Population (31 August 2017)[1]
 • Total 3,890
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Grizzanesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 40030
Dialing code 051
Website Official website

Grizzana Morandi (Medial Mountain Bolognese: Grizèna) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Bologna in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Bologna. The town is summer holiday resort, located in the mountains between the valleys of the rivers Reno and Setta.

Originally simply Grizzana, it received the "Morandi" in 1985, as an honorarium to the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi, who died in 1964. Morandi rarely travelled from his home and studio in Bologna, but visited Grizzana every year from 1913 for a summer holiday period, and many of his landscape paintings are of the town and its immediate surrounds. The town also hosts a centre for documentation about him (Centro di documentazione Giorgio Morandi) which has a collection of documents on the painter and local history.

Grizzana Morandi borders the following municipalities: Camugnano, Castel di Casio, Castiglione dei Pepoli, Gaggio Montano, Marzabotto, Monzuno, San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Vergato.


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

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