Portomaggiore

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Portomaggiore
Comune di Portomaggiore
A snow-covered alley in Portomaggiore.
A snow-covered alley in Portomaggiore.
Coat of arms of Portomaggiore
Coat of arms
Location of Portomaggiore
Portomaggiore is located in Italy
Portomaggiore
Portomaggiore
Location of Portomaggiore in Italy
Portomaggiore is located in Emilia-Romagna
Portomaggiore
Portomaggiore
Portomaggiore (Emilia-Romagna)
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
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceFerrara (FE)
FrazioniGambulaga, Maiero, Portorotta, Portoverrara, Quartiere, Ripapersico, Runco, Sandolo
Government
 • MayorNicola Minarelli
Area
 • Total126.64 km2 (48.90 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total11,630
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Portuensi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
44015
Dialing code0532
Patron saintSt. Charles Borromeo
WebsiteOfficial website

Portomaggiore (Ferrarese: Portmagiòr) is a town and comune in the province of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

History

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.[3]

Main sights

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

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

References

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ authors, Various. Medieval Wars 500–1500.

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