Carpi - MO - 41012
Carpi, pearl of the Renaissance: that appeared to the German travellers of the late XIX the ancient seigniory of Pio and even today bears witness to the recently restored Pio Palace - home of the most museums of the city.
Nowadays Carpi is a lively city, thanks to its industries and handcraft, trade and cultural, its commercial and cultural exchange, its artistic and scientific life. It's a city that never stops and offers a packed calendar of events throughout the year (cultural, artistic, sports, folklore, food and wine etc..).
The city is wedged between different provinces and regions and from each has inherited knowledge and flavours (the ingredients for which it is renowned go to show this: traditional balsamic vinegar and all the by-products of grape must, rice, squash, "zampone" and "cotechino", prosciutto ham, fine pickle, parmesan cheese, lambrusco wine, pears, fresh filled pasta…).
Keep a remarkable artistic heritage with testimonies of the Middle Ages ( Piazzale Re Astolfo, was the town centre until the early 16th century: today, it is still the heart of the medieval city, onto which face "the Sagra" - included in the European circuit of Romanesque buildings- , the Palazzo dei Pio, the ancient Castelvecchio (15th-century Pio residence), and the Loria factory, where straw hats were once made and which is now the civic library), and especially older Renaissance, as evidenced by the most modern of Piazza dei Martiri ( the third bigest square in Italy), onto which face the Palazzo dei Pio, the Cathedral, the Theatre, the Council Building, the Portico del Grano and the 52 arches of the Portico Lungo.
IAT - Tourist Information Office Terre Piane:
Sala Ex Poste di Palazzo Pio - Piazza Martiri, 59 - 42012 Carpi (Mo)
tel. +39 059/649255
Opening times: from Tuesday to Sunday 10 am/6 pm - open also on holidays.
Closed: every Monday , Christmas and New Year's Eve.
70.898 (last update 2014)
How to get there
Motorway A22 Brenner-Modena (Carpi exit)
SP 413 (18 km from Modena - 60 km from Mantua)
SP 468 (32 km from Reggio Emilia - 68 km from Ferrara)
Modena - Mantova - Verona railway (12 minutes from Modena)
- Toll stations Carpi 2 km-
Main Roads: S.S. n.1, Nazionale per Carpi;
- Airport: Bologna 59 Km
- Emergency medical service of Modena - tel. 059/375050
From Mondays to Saturdays 20.00-8.00, and from Saturadys 10,00-08.00 of Mondays, including midweek holydays
- Blue cross Croce Blu - Piazza Repubblica, 49 - tel. 059/904905 e 059/904464
- Municipal Police Polizia Intercomunale Unione del Sorbara (including the towns of Bastiglia, Bomporto, Ravarino): Piazza della Repubblica, 49 - Bastiglia - tel. 059/800773
- Carabinieri (the Police station is in Bomporto, via Ravarino-Carpi 56) - tel. 059/909187 .
- Fire departement (the station is in San Felice sul Panaro): via Bergamini, 247 - tel. e fax 0535/84122.
City of art