Riolunato

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Riolunato
Comune
Comune di Riolunato
Coat of arms of Riolunato
Coat of arms
Riolunato is located in Italy
Riolunato
Riolunato
Location of Riolunato in Italy
Coordinates: 44°14′N 10°39′E / 44.233°N 10.650°E / 44.233; 10.650
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Modena (MO)
Frazioni Serpiano, Castello, Groppo, Castellino di Brocco, Centocroci.
Government
 • Mayor Daniela Contri
Area
 • Total 45.2 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Elevation 715 m (2,346 ft)
Population (31 May 2007[1])
 • Total 734
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 41020
Dialing code 0536
Patron saint James, son of Zebedee
Saint day 25th July
Website http://www.comune.riolunato.mo.it/

Riolunato is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Modena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Bologna and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Modena. It is overlooked from the south by the Monte Cimone. Its fraction Le Polle, about 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) high, is one of the most important stations in the Monte Cimone Ski resort.

Riolunato borders the following municipalities: Fiumalbo, Frassinoro, Lama Mocogno, Montecreto, Palagano, Pievepelago, Sestola.

Traditions[edit]

"Maggio delle Ragazze" (May of the girls). The event takes place every three years in two different moments. The first during the night between the 30th of april and the 1st of may, the second usually the second Sunday of may. During the first part the young men of the village sing traditional refrains (hymns to spring and youth) in order to wish a good season of prosperity and happiness.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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