BECAUSE OF THE 2012 EARTHQUAKE, ALL THE SAN POSSIDIONIO CHURCHES ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED.
The name of this provincial capital derives from its church, which is dedicated to Saint Prosper and was probably built in 1017.San Prospero became a Municipality in 1859.Some of its leading historical-artistic attractions include: the Corte Tusini, Villa Bulgarelli and Casino Torre.
The territory of the Municipality of San Prosperro sulla Secchia contains some of the most beautiful and characteristic traditional buildings found in the Modena area.
These include: dovecote towers, traditional country villas, (of these, some of the most interesting are Villa Alessandrini and Villa Rizzatti, built in the 16th-17th centuries, "I Torrioni" , the former Villa Vecchi and Casa Valisnieri as well as Villa Bulgarelli) the "casini delle delizie", where feasts and banquets were held, (some significant examples include the Casino Barbieri and the Casino Zanfrognini ; the casa a corte (houses with courtyards - the most oldest being the Corte Bocchi di Staggia, the Corte Verdeta and the Corte Tusini ).
A highly suggestive cycle path (http://www.comune.sanprospero.mo.it/index.asp?ind=ville.htm) endows visitors with a glimpse of the outside of many of the Villas in the territory.
IAT - Tourist Information and Assistance OfficeAddress: Piazza Grande, 14 c/o historical entrance Town Hall
Telephone: 059/2032660 - Fax: 059/2032659
Web site e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: From the Modena ring road follow signs for Mirandola, then take the SS 12 Abetone-Brennero, called Canaletto and go up to San Prospero.
Bus Extra-urban lines ATCM from Modena bus station, line Modena-Finale, Modena-Mirandola.