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Comune di Solarolo
Solarolo is located in Italy
Location of Solarolo in Italy
Coordinates: 44°22′N 11°51′E / 44.367°N 11.850°E / 44.367; 11.850Coordinates: 44°22′N 11°51′E / 44.367°N 11.850°E / 44.367; 11.850
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Ravenna (RA)
 • Total 26.3 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 4,256
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Solarolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48027
Dialing code 0546
Website Official website

Solarolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ravenna in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Bologna and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of Ravenna. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,256 and an area of 26.3 square kilometres (10.2 sq mi).[1]

Solarolo borders the following municipalities: Bagnara di Romagna, Castel Bolognese, Cotignola, Faenza, Imola.

Laura Pausini was born and grew up in Solarolo.


The area is inhabited since the Bronze Age. Ruins of a village were found: the settlement was active between 1600 and 1200 b.C. and it was organized in distinct clusters separated by trenches, evidences of bovine rearing and cultivation of cereals were found.[2][3] Starting from 187 b.C., an intense activity of centuriation was performed by Romans and this is still visible nowadays in the lattice of the streets in the countryside; villae were also built in this lattice.[4]

The toponym Solarolus appears for the first time in 993 as the name of an acreage and only in 1138 as Castrum Solarolii connected with a fortification. During the following centuries, the area of Solarolo changed several dominations, mainly by the families Manfredi, Borgia, Gonzaga, Este.[4]

During the 17th century, Solarolo became part of the Papal States and during the 19th century of the newborn Kingdom of Italy.

The 2 September 1944, the Nazi soldiers first tortured and then killed nine inhabitants of Solarolo, randomly chosen , as reprisal for the partisan activity of the area (eccidio di Ponte Felisio).[5]

Demographic evolution[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Solarolo is twinned with:


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Gli scavi nell’abitato di via Ordiere a Solarolo (RA)". Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Solarolo nel II millennio a.C.". Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "History of Solarolo on the municipal website". Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Eccidio di Felisio". Retrieved 27 October 2015. 

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