Reggio nell' Emilia


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Reggio nell' Emilia

(rĕd`jō nĕl'āmē`lyä), city (1991 pop. 132,030), capital of Reggio nell' Emilia prov., in Emilia-Romagna, N central Italy, on the Aemilian Way. It is an agricultural and major industrial center and a rail junction. Manufactures include food products, metals, machinery, and electrical equipment. Founded by Rome in the 2d cent. B.C., it later became a free commune and in 1289 came under the EsteEste
, Italian noble family, rulers of Ferrara (1240–1597) and of Modena (1288–1796) and celebrated patrons of the arts during the Renaissance. Probably of Lombard origin, they took their name from the castle of Este, near Padua.
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 family. Points of interest include the 13th-century cathedral, the Renaissance Church of the Madonna della Ghiara, and the Parmeggiani art gallery. The poet Ariosto was born in Reggio in 1474.
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