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Encyclopedia > Guastalla
Comune di Guastalla
Coat of arms of Comune di Guastalla
Municipal coat of arms
Country Italy Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Reggio Emilia (RE)
Mayor Mario Dallasta (since June 14, 2004)
Elevation 24 m
Area 52.5 km²
Population
 - Total (as of December 31, 2005) 14,600
 - Density 268/km²
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Coordinates 44°55′N 10°40′E
Gentilic Guastallesi
Dialing code 0522
Postal code 42016
Frazioni San Giacomo, San Martino, San Girolamo, San Rocco, Tagliata
Patron St. Francis
 - Day October 4
Website: www.comune.guastalla.re.it

Guastalla is a town and commune in the province of Reggio Emilia in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Image File history File links Guastalla-Stemma. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitutions role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws... Provinces of Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna is an administrative region of Northern Italy comprising the two historic regions of Emilia and Romagna. ... In Italy, the province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (Regione). ... The Province of Reggio Emilia is one of the eight provinces of the Italian Region of Emilia-Romagna. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Here are a list of area codes in Italy. ... A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other subdivisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Province of Reggio Emilia is one of the eight provinces of the Italian Region of Emilia-Romagna. ... Provinces of Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna is an administrative region of Northern Italy comprising the two historic regions of Emilia and Romagna. ...


History

The area of Guastalla was probably settled by Etruscans as early as the 7th century BCE, but the name of the city is mentioned for the first time in 864 CE. Of Lombard origin, the city was ruled by the Torelli family from 1406 to 1539, when it became the capital of a duchy under the Gonzaga family and housed artists like Guercino and Torquato Tasso. See: Etruscan civilization Etruscan language Etruscan alphabet Etruscan mythology See also: Tyrrhenian, Lemnian, Pelasgian. ... The Lombards or Longobards or Langobards were the Germanic tribe who gave their name to Lombardy, an administrative entity in Northern Italy. ... Giuseppe Torelli (Verona, April 22, 1658 - Bologna, February 8, 1709) was an Italian violinist, pedagogue and composer. ... The Gonzaga family ruled Mantua in Northern Italy from 1328 to 1708. ... The Italian painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591—1666) known as Guercino, was born at Cento, a village not far from Bologna. ... Torquato Tasso (March 11, 1544 – April 25, 1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered; 1575), in which he describes the imaginary combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. ...


In 1748, by the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, the city became part of the Duchy of Parma, Piacenza e Guastalla, to which it belonged until 1847. Events April 24 - A congress assembles at Aix-la-Chapelle with the intent to conclude the struggle known as the War of Austrian Succession - at October 18 - The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle is signed to end the war Adam Smith begins to deliver public lectures in Edinburgh Building of... There were two Treaties of Aix-la-Chapelle. ... The Duchy of Parma was created in 1545 from that part of the Duchy of Milan south of the Po River, as a fief for Pope Paul IIIs illegitimate son, Pier Luigi Farnese, centered around the city of Parma. ...


Since the unification of Italy in 1861 Guastalla has been a part of Italy. Italian unification, also known as Risorgimento (resurrection), was a historical process by which the Kingdom of Sardinia (ruled by the Savoy dynasty with Turin as its capital) gradually conquered the Italian peninsula, including the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the Duchy of Modena, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the Duchy...


Main sights

  • The Cathedral (16th century) by Francesco da Volterra
  • The Ducal Palace (1567)
  • The Civic Theatre Ruggero Ruggeri (1671)
  • The Town Hall
  • The octagonal Oratory of Madonna della Concezione
  • The church of Santa Maria dei Servi, designed by Francesco da Volterra
  • The Civic Tower (18th century), in the location where once was the Spanish Castle

In the Guastalla communal territory is also home to:

  • The Romanesque Oratory of St. George (probably from the 9th century)
  • The Basilica of St. Peter at Pieve di Guastalla, which was seat of two Roman Catholic councils. It houses an ancient baptismal font (9th century) and painted terracotta portraying the Madonna with Child, attributed to Guido Mazzoni

Terra cotta is a hard semifired waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery and building construction. ... Guido Mazzoni may be either of two notables: Guido Mazzoni (1450-1518), sculptor Guido Mazzoni (1859-1943), poet and professor This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Guastalla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (271 words)
Guastalla is a town and commune in the province of Reggio Emilia in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
The area of Guastalla was probably settled by Etruscans as early as the 7th century BCE, but the name of the city is mentioned for the first time in 864 CE.
Of Lombard origin, the city was ruled by the Torelli family from 1406 to 1539, when it became the capital of a duchy under the Gonzaga family and housed artists like Guercino and Torquato Tasso.
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