Sassuolo


Sassuolo

Infobox CityIT
img_coa = Sassuolo-Stemma.png official_name = Comune di Sassuolo
name=Sassuolo
mapx=44.65
mapy=10.79
region = Emilia-Romagna
province = Modena (MO)
elevation_m = 121
area_total_km2 = 38
population_as_of = December 31, 2004
population_total = 41746
population_density_km2 = 979
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|44|33|N|10|47|E|region:IT_type:city(43093)cite web | url=http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?men=gpro&des=gamelan&geo=484399077 | title="The World Gazetteer" | accessdate=2007-02-23]
frazioni = San Michele, Montegibbio, Casara
telephone = 0536
postalcode = 41049
gentilic = Sassolesi
saint = St. George
day = April 23
mayor = Graziano Pattuzzi (since June 14, 2004)
website = [http://www.comune.sassuolo.mo.it www.comune.sassuolo.mo.it]

Sassuolo is an industrial town south of Modena and north west of Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The town's wealth derives from being the centre of the Italian (and thus global) tile industry for many decades. Cheaper tiles first from Spain and then from China have economically damaged the town, leaving an unclear role for it in the future.

Among the main sights in the town is the summer Ducal palace of Sassuolo completed and decorated mainly in the 17th century for the Dukes of Este. the architect was Bartolomeo Avanzini in 1634. The interior was frescoed by the French baroque painter Jean Boulanger, as well as by Angelo M. Colonna and Agostino Mitelli. In the ground is a large pool surrounded by ruins called "Il fontanazzo".

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