Gualtieri

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Gualtieri
Comune di Gualtieri
Watch Tower in Gualtieri.
Watch Tower in Gualtieri.
Location of Gualtieri
Gualtieri is located in Italy
Gualtieri
Gualtieri
Location of Gualtieri in Italy
Gualtieri is located in Emilia-Romagna
Gualtieri
Gualtieri
Gualtieri (Emilia-Romagna)
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
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceReggio Emilia (RE)
FrazioniBigliana, Bigliardi, Canossa, Livello, Marinona, Pieve Saliceto, Reseghetta Inferiore, Santa Vittoria, Soliani, Vecchia
Government
 • MayorRenzo Bergamini
Area
 • Total36.1 km2 (13.9 sq mi)
Elevation
22 m (72 ft)
Population
(31 August 2017)[1]
 • Total6,443
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gualtierini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
42044
Dialing code0522
Patron saintSanta Maria della Neve
Saint dayAugust 5
WebsiteOfficial website

Gualtieri (Mantovano: Gualtēr) 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 floods, the last occurring in 1951.

Main sights

Gualtieri's main attraction is its Renaissance square 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.

References

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