Mirandola

Mirandola

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

Mirandola was ruled by the noble Pio's family for 400 years, from 1311 to 1710. The dinasty's continuity as well as its lasting governement worked together to make the town rich and prosperous. Some of its most interesting buildings belong to that period. In Mirandola you can visit the Cathedral, the Town Hall, the Oratory of Santissimo Sacramento, the San Francesco Church, the Oratory Beata Vergine della Porta, the Jesus Church with the Jesuits' Church, where nowadays you can find the Municipal Library and the Civic Museum. The Civic Museum collects several paintings coming from Pio's family, from other ducal court's families and from some ancient churches of the surroundings.

Information
Tourist Information Office
Piazza G. Marconi, 28
Telephone: 0535/610944 - Fax: 0535/24043
Hours: Monday through Sunday 10.00a.m. to 12.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Altitude
sea level

Inhabitants
24.202 (last update 2014)

How to get there
By car: from Modena take the bypass in the direction Mirandola, then take the S.S.12 Abetone del Brennero (named Canaletto).
By train: from Bologna's railway station, railway line Bologna/Verona.
By bus: from Modena bus station take bus direction Mirandola

Last update: 18/01/2016