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.

Sassuolo
Città di Sassuolo
Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi
Sassuolo is locatit in Italy
Sassuolo
Sassuolo
Location o Sassuolo in Italy
Coordinates: 44°33′N 10°47′E / 44.550°N 10.783°E / 44.550; 10.783
KintraItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceModena (MO)
FrazioniMontegibbio, Salvarola Terme, San Michele dei Mucchietti
Govrenment
 • MayorLuca Caselli
Area
 • Total38.56 km2 (14.89 sq mi)
Elevation
121 m (397 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2009)
 • Tot41,573
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sassolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
41049
Dialin code0536
Patron sauntSt. George
Saunt dayAprile 23
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

HistoryEedit

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.

TitleEedit

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 sichtsEedit

 
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.

EconomieEedit

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 than 300 ceramic factories operates in the Sassuolo destrict.

Famous fowkEedit

SportEedit

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 productsEedit

Twin tounsEedit

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Freemit airtinsEedit

  Media relatit tae Sassuolo at Wikimedia Commons