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Città di Sassuolo
Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi
Coat of airms o Sassuolo
Coat airms
Sassuolo is located in Italy
Location o Sassuolo in Italy
Coordinates: 44°33′N 10°47′E / 44.550°N 10.783°E / 44.550; 10.783
ProvinceModena (MO)
FrazioniMontegibbio, Salvarola Terme, San Michele dei Mucchietti
 • MayorLuca Caselli
 • Total38.56 km2 (14.89 sq mi)
121 m (397 ft)
 (30 April 2009)
 • Total41,573
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code0536
Patron sauntSt. George
Saunt dayAprile 23
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Sassuolo is an industrial centre o the Emilia-Romagna region o Italy. The toun staunds on the richt bank o the river Secchia some 17 km sooth-wast o Modena.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first historical mention o the toun dates tae 980. In 1078 the consuls o Sassuolo swore lyalty tae the commune o Modena. In 1373 the ceety passed tae the Este faimily at the request o the ceetizens thairsels, who obtained the richt tae extract watter frae the river Secchia.

The toun wis a possession o the Duchy o Modena till the 19t century.

Title[eedit | eedit soorce]

As a titular Duke o Modena, the current haulder o the title o "Laird o Sassuolo" wad be Prince Lorenz o Belgium, Airchduke o Austrick-Este.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amang the main sichts in the toun is the Ducal palace of Sassuolo, designed by architect Bartolomeo Avanzini in 1634. In 1638-1656 pairt o the interiors wis frescoed bi the French Baroque painter Jean Boulanger. Angelo Michele Colonna, Agostino Mitelli, Baldassare Bianchi an Giovanni Giacomo Monti wur invitit bi Boulanger tae wirk on the palace decoration. Luca Colombi, Giovanni Lazzoni, Lattanzio Maschio, Guercino, Salvator Rosa, Ludovico Lana contributed an aw.

At the grund level is a lairge puil surroondit bi ruins, cried Il fontanazzo.

Economie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The industrial os Sassuolo growthe began in the 1950s. Presently, the ceety is the centre o Italian tile industrie an ane o the maist important in the warld. 80% o aw Italian ceramic tiles are producit here, wi mair nor 300 ceramic factories operates in the Sassuolo destrict.

Famous fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sassuolo is the hame toun o Serie A -side U.S. Sassuolo Calcio; it includes the stadium Stadio Enzo Ricci an aw.

Volley Sassuolo is the local volleybaw team.[1]

The Memorial Argo Manfredini tennis tournament is played in the ceety.

Teepical products[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sources[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Sassuolo at Wikimedia Commons