Comune

Formigine

Formigine, (Modena)
Formigine is a town and comune in the province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. As of 2007 Formigine had an estimated population of 31,643.HistoryFormigine originates from the foundation of its castle in 1201 by the Commune of Modena, as a defence against Bologna, Modena's traditional enemy. In 1395 Niccolò III d'Este gave it in fiefdom to Marco Pio, lord of Carpi.Main sightsMedieval castle (thirteenth century)in the Town centre.Villa Gandini, in the 'Park of the Resistance' Via San Antonio (now housing the public library)Hermit Enrico's house (now museum)San Bartolomeo Church in the Town centre opposite the Castle.Notable peopleCristian Zaccardo, World Cup-winning footballerRiccardo Riccò, cyclistTwin towns Monte Urano, ItalySources

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