Bomporto - MO - 41030


BomportoPanoramica.jpg Piazza Roma and the Church of San Nicola are found in the heart of Bomporto. Constructed in 1609, the church contains a beautiful Crucifixion featuring the Virgin and Saint John, painted by Begarelli in 1550.
The 19th century Town Hall was built in 1885 and, together with its council room - frescoed in the Risorgimento style - is particularly worthy of note.
However, the town's most significant architectural attraction remains the Darsena or Sostegno. Constructed during the second half of the 18th century by Francesco II d'Este, it can still be visited today. This piece of hydraulic engineering was built as a means to control waters at the point in which the Naviglio and the Panaro River meet. A bridge is found when travelling towards Solara. Here, the Porte Vinciane - two enormous cement panels built to block the flow of the Canal on the Panaro when it rises above a certain level - can be admired.
Starting in the 17th century, several noble families for Modena built their vilas in the Bomporto area. These include: Villa Scribani-Rossi, Villa Cavazza-Corte della Quadra, Villa La Garandina, il Palazzo Rangoni, Villa Manetta, Villa Reggiani-Gavioli, Villa Corni, Villa Benatti, Villa Cavicchioli, Villa Maria, Villa Guidelli, Villa Bruini-Federzoni, Villa Luppi and Villa Paltrinieri. Special mention must also be made of the Corte Giglioli and of Casa Seidenari, a staging post where couriers could change their horses.

IAT - Tourist Information and Assistance Office
Address: Piazza Grande, 14 c/o historical entrance, Town Hall
Telephone: 059/2032660 - Fax: 059/2032659
Web site:
Opening times : From Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 6.00pm; on Sunday and Holidays from 9.30am to 6.00pm
Closed 25 December and Easter Sunday

How to get there
By car: From Modena take the ring road following signs for Nonantola, then follow the signs from Bomporto .
Railway station: Modena (16 Km)
Bus Extra-urban lines ATCM from Modena bus station, line Modena-Mirandola