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Comune di Roncoferraro
Conca of St. Leo I in Governolo.
Conca of St. Leo I in Governolo.
Coat of arms of Roncoferraro
Coat of arms
Roncoferraro is located in Italy
Location of Roncoferraro in Italy
Coordinates: 45°5′N 10°53′E / 45.083°N 10.883°E / 45.083; 10.883
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Mantua (MN)
Frazioni Governolo, Casale, Nosedole, Barbasso, Barbassolo, Villa Garibaldi, Garolda, Pontemerlano, Castelletto Borgo, Cadè
 • Mayor Federico Baruffaldi
 • Total 63.4 km2 (24.5 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2009[1])
 • Total 7,283
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roncoferraresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46037
Dialing code 0376
Patron saint St. John
Website Official website

Roncoferraro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Mantua in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) southeast of Milan and about 11 kilometres (7 mi) southeast of Mantua.

Roncoferraro borders the following municipalities: Bagnolo San Vito, Bigarello, Castel d'Ario, Mantua, San Giorgio di Mantova, Sustinente, Villimpenta.


According to the tradition, the frazione of Governolo was the seat of the meeting between Pope Leo I and Attila in 452. Also in Governolo the condottiero Giovanni dalle Bande Nere was shot by a cannonball in 1526, later dying out of the wounds received.

During the Italian Wars of Independence, Governolo, due to its strategically important bridge over the Mincio River, was the location of two battles:

  • The first (April 24, 1848) allowed the small Modenese army to push back an Austrian inroad against the fortress of Mantua.
  • In the second (July 18, 1848) the Piedmontese general Eusebio Bava conquered back the bridge.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Istituto Nazionale di Statistica (Istat).

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