Mirandola



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Country Italy
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceProvince of Modena (MO)
MayorLuigi Costi  (Centre-left, elected [2004-06-13])
Areakm
Population
 - Total (as of 31-12-04)
 - Density/km
Time zoneCET, UTC+1
Coordinates
GentilicMirandolesi
Dialing code0535
Postal code41037
FrazioniQuarantoli, S. Martino Spino, Mortizzuolo, San Martin Carano, Gavello, S. Giacomo Roncole, Cividale, Tramuschio
PatronSaint Possidonio
 - Day16 May


Location of Mirandola in Italy
Website: www.comune.mirandola.mo.it


Mirandola (local dialect: La Miràndla) is a city of Emilia-Romagna, Italy, in the Province of Modena, 31 km northeast of the provincial capital by railway. As of 2007, the city has a population of 23,512. [1]

History

Mirandola originated as a Renaissance city-fortress. For four centuries it was a possession of the Pico family, whose most outstanding member was the famous polymath Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494). It was besieged two times: in 1510 and 1551.

It was acquired by the Duchy of Modena in 1711. The city started to decay after the castle was destroyed in 1714.

Main sights

  • The Palazzo del Comune is a 15th century edifice of Gothic style. The castle of the Pico family has been recently restored and it is now open to the public.
  • Palazzo della Ragione, in late Gothic style.
  • Palazzo Bergomi (15th century)
  • Palazzo Comunale (1468, largely restored in the 19th century), with the portraits of the Pico and other artworks, including an Adoration of the Magi once attributed to Palma il Giovane.
  • The cathedral, dating from the end of the 16th century, has been restored. S. Francesco is a fine Gothic church. It houses the tombs of the Pico family, including that of Prendiparte Pico (14th century).
  • The Baroque Church of the Gesù (1690).
  • The 15th century Collegiata.

Sources

1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved on 2007-02-23.

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