History

Voltana di Lugo

CACCIAGUERRA-ORTOLANI VILLA AND STABLES

Ortolani Villa and Stables in Voltana were originally called Cacciaguerra. In the plate found on the pillar at the entrance we can also read Montagnola, a word that indicates the name that was originally given to Voltana central area, and which is still used today by the elderly in memory of the hill on which the first nucleus of the town arose. Such hill probably formed from sediments or the remaining part of a bank of the Santerno River, the watercourse of which long ago was on what is today Via Fiumazzo.

Lugo

IL TRICOLORE

The Tricolore or Italian Tricolour Flag was born on 7th January 1797. It was designed and suggested by Giuseppe Compagnoni from Lugo.

Lugo

THE UPRISING AND LOOTING IN LUGO

The uprising and looting in Lugo is an episode that happened between June 30 and July 8 1796 as a result of the locals’ revolt against the French army.

Conselice

THE WORK AND PAY DEMANDS OF RICE WEEDERS

In 1890 a serious event happened in Conselice. On May the 20th and 21st a group of rice weeders gathered in the square Piazza Maggiore and demanded more dignified work conditions and higher salaries.  The protesters headed for the municipality, but security guards reacted with violence and shot at the workers; three were killed, two women rice weeders and a man.

Lugo

LUGO’S JEWISH COMMUNITY

Father F. Girolamo Bonoli, author of Storia di Lugo, maintains that a Jewish community settled in Lugo in the 13th century; their arrival might be linked to the flourishing market and economy of the town, which required cash flow. Jewish people lived alongside locals in various areas of Lugo.

Cotignola

COTIGNOLA, TOWN RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS

Between the autumn of 1943 and the spring of 1945 a group of Jewish escaping racial persecutions found shelter in Cotignola. They arrived in this town for different reasons and with diverse personal histories, but they were all desperate and on the run; thanks to an amazing network of protection and solidarity they all managed to survive.

Alfonsine

WORLD WAR II – The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Senio

Between December 1944 and the 10th of April 1945, Alfonsine was a battlefield for the German army, for the Allie’s armies and for partisans; here on the Senio river the front of the war was named Linea Gotica (Gothic line), also known as Die Grüne Linie.

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