Sasso Marconi

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Sasso Marconi
Comune di Sasso Marconi
Villa Marconi.
Villa Marconi.
Coat of arms of Sasso Marconi
Coat of arms
Sasso Marconi is located in Italy
Sasso Marconi
Sasso Marconi
Location of Sasso Marconi in Italy
Coordinates: 44°24′N 11°15′E / 44.400°N 11.250°E / 44.400; 11.250
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Bologna (BO)
Frazioni Borgonuovo, Pontecchio Marconi, Fontana, Capital, Tignano-Roma, Rasiglio-Scopeto, Iano, Lagune, Cinque Cerri
 • Mayor Stefano Mazzetti
 • Total 96 km2 (37 sq mi)
Elevation 128 m (420 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)
 • Total 14,612
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sassesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40037
Dialing code 051
Patron saint Sts. Peter and Paul
Saint day 29 June
Website Official website

Sasso Marconi is a town and comune of the province of Bologna in northern Italy, 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-southwest of Bologna.

It is named after Guglielmo Marconi, the radio pioneer, who was born in the nearby city of Bologna. In 1902, Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal at Poldhu Cove, Cornwall, UK. The name Sasso ("rock") derives from the Pliocenic rock formation called Sasso della Glosina which commands the confluence of the Setta and Reno rivers.

Twin cities[edit]