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Comune di Montese
Coat of arms of Montese
Coat of arms
Montese is located in Italy
Location of Montese in Italy
Coordinates: 44°16′10″N 10°56′45″E / 44.26944°N 10.94583°E / 44.26944; 10.94583
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Modena (MO)
Frazioni Bertocchi, Castelluccio di Moscheda, Iola, Maserno, Montalto, Montespecchio, Salto, San Giacomo Maggiore, San Martino, Semelano
 • Mayor Luciano Mazza
 • Total 80.80 km2 (31.20 sq mi)
Elevation 842 m (2,762 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 3,380
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montesini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 41055
Dialing code 059
Patron saint St. Lawrence
Website Official website

Montese is a town in the province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

During World War II, the town was liberated by Brazilian forces on 17 April 1945, after three days of battle against German forces.

There is a neighborhood in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, CE, named after the Italian city. This was to pay homage to the Brazilian soldiers who had died in the battle to take Montese from the Germans during World War II.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)