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.
Lugo’s trade fair (la fiera) dates back to at least 1497 and its peak was in the 18th century, when its products were of particularly high quality and its fame was known also outside Italy. Cattle represented one of Lugo’s trade excellences.
The earliest public fountain in Conselice dates back to the second half of the XIX century and is known as “E’ Bafiôn”.
The Senio originates from the Tuscan hills of Monte Carzolano; after 92km it joins the river Reno. Every year since 2004 locals have been celebrating April 25 (the liberation day, which is a national holiday in Italy) with a long walk that commemorates war events.
Roman centuries are a very distinct landscape feature of the north-east area of Via Emilia; they are the manifestation of a complex system aimed at a more efficient use of the land.
Francesco Baracca has played a very important role during World War II, to the extent that he has become a myth. His fame is also connected to the rampant horse, symbol of Ferrari’s cars.
The so called Settimana Rossa (red week) was a series of revolts that – as Alessandro Luparini wrote in Settimana Rossa e dintorni – happened across Italy in June 1914, right before World War I.
The war memorial was carried out by Pietro Melandri (Bagnacavallo 1894 – Roma 1971), pupil of Angelo Zanelli, author of the frieze for the “Altare della Patria”.
“Torraccia” is one of the oldest buildings of Bagnacavallo historical town centre.
According to legend, the place name Bagnacavallo comes from a hypothetical water spring which healed the beloved horse of the Emperor Tiberius; this is confirmed by the motto of the coat of arms of the municipality: Ingredior rhoebus, cyllaros egredior (I enter ill, I leave healthy).