Finale Emilia

Finale Emilia

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THE EARTHQUAKE OF 20 AND 29 MAY 2012 HAS DESTROYED ALMOST COMPLETELY PART OF THE HISTORIC CENTER TOWN. THE ESTE FORTRESS IS SERIOUSLY DAMAGED, LIKE MANY ANCIENT CHURCHES.

Finale Emilia is situated in the eastern end of the province of Modena. It was fortified during the Middle Ages by Matilde Canossa's father and then it was always bound to Modena. The Este Fortress is a stately building with a four-sided body, protected by towers, that contains a court with a triple arcade. In Finale Emilia you can also admire the Town Hall and San Barnaba's church.

Information
Information point: Piazza Verdi, 1/b - tel.0535/788333.
Open: from Mondays to Fridays 8.30-13.00, on Mondays and Thrsdays 15.30-18.30, on Saturdays 10.00-13.00

Altitude
sea level

Inhabitants
15.841 (last update  2014)

How to get there
By car: from Modena take the bypass in the direction Nonantola, then take S.S. 255 (San Matteo della Decima) till the crossroad with S.P. Panaria Bassa, in the direction Bomporto-Finale. When you arrive in Canaletto turn right taking S.S. 468.
By train: from Bologna's railway station, railway line Bologna-Verona, stop in San Felice sul Panaro. Then take the extra-urban bus in the direction Finale Emilia.

Public Services
- Emergency medical service of Modena - tel.
0535/654904. From Mondays to Saturdays 20.00-8.00, and from Saturadys 10,00-08.00 of Mondays, including midweek holydays
- Hospital
Via Trento Trieste, 8 tel.0535 654911. First Aid 118.- Municipal Police Polizia Municipale Corso Matteotti, Tel 0535-788123 ,- Carabinieri  - Via Guzzinati, 6 tel.053591067, fax 0535780122.
- Fire departement
Via Monte Grappa 6b - tel. 0535/91222. Emergency115
- Provincial Police Polizia Provinciale (environment, hunting a nd fishing)  059/203523-525