Portomaggiore

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Portomaggiore
Comune
Comune di Portomaggiore
A snow-covered alley in Portomaggiore.
A snow-covered alley in Portomaggiore.
Coat of arms of Portomaggiore
Coat of arms
Portomaggiore is located in Italy
Portomaggiore
Portomaggiore
Location of Portomaggiore in Italy
Coordinates: 44°42′N 11°48′E / 44.700°N 11.800°E / 44.700; 11.800Coordinates: 44°42′N 11°48′E / 44.700°N 11.800°E / 44.700; 11.800
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Ferrara (FE)
Frazioni Gambulaga, Maiero, Portorotta, Portoverrara, Quartiere, Ripapersico, Runco, Sandolo
Government
 • Mayor Gian Paolo Barbieri
Area
 • Total 126 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (31 December 2007)
 • Total 12,272
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Portuensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 44015
Dialing code 0532
Patron saint St. Charles Borromeo
Website Official website

Portomaggiore is a town and comune in the province of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

History[edit]

In the Battle of Portomaggiore of 1395, mercenary troops of the Ferrara Regency Council, assisted by allies from Florence, Bologna, Venice and fighting in the name of the young Niccolò III d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara beat the rebel forces of his uncle, Azzo X d'Este, pretender to the Lordship of Ferrara. Azzo X d'Este was captured in the battle. [1]

Main sights[edit]

The main attraction of the comune is the Delizia del Verginese, in the frazione of Gambulaga, a castle-residence built by Duke Alfonso I d'Este in the early 16th century.

Notable residents[edit]

Davide Santon and Marcella Tonioli, an Italian compound archer, were born in Portamaggiore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ authors, Various. Medieval Wars 500–1500. 

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