This Municipality boasts a venerable history documented by prehistoric objects as well as Roman clay artefacts, a funerary stele and the quadrilateral Castel Crescente - a Roman castrum most probably constructed around 40 BC. Ravarino became a Municipality in the 13th century. The powerful Rangoni di Modena family, who were relatives of the Estensi, came to Ravarino in 1321 and, in 1445 Gherardo Ragnoni built an imposing Palazzo-fortress next to the church of Ravarino.
From the 16th century onwards, the Rangoni family began dotting the Ravarino countryside with palazzos and churches. During the Napoleonic period, the Municipality of Ravarino was merged with Nonantola.
The two remained a single entity until the unification of Italy, when Ravarino once again regained its independence.
Its architectural attraction include the Palazzo Rangoni, the Oratorio di San Rocco, the Parish Church of the Beata Vergine delle Grazie containing a number of important paintings from the 17th century as well as an organ which has been attributed to Traeri, the Church of San Giovanni Battista, the Palazzo di Donna Clarina, and the Villa Bonasi Benucci.
IAT - Tourist Information and Assistance Office
Piazza Grande, 14 c/o historical entrance Town Hall - Telephone: 059/2032660 Fax: 059/2032659
web site: http://piazzagrande.comune.modena.it/infoturismo, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening times : from Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 6.00pm; Sunday and Holidays only from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Closed 25th and 26th December, 1st and 31st January.
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How to get there
By car: take the ring road from Modena Nord Nonantola direction, then take the SS 255 Tenth St. Matthew's said Nonantola, then take the towards Bomporto, then divert to Ravarino into the SP 1 Sorbarese.
Bus Extra-urban lines ATCM - from Modena bus station, line Modena - Finale.