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Parco del Popolo - Public Gardens

A large park area (with centuries-old plants), located in the town centre.


Viale Isonzo - 42121 Reggio Emilia
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How to get there

Reggio nell'Emilia - Town centre

Historical notes

The garden complex was developed towards 1850 on the area occupied by the ancient "Cittadella", a defensive fortress built in 1339 by the Gonzaga family, at that time the Lords of Reggio. An archaeological find from the Roman era, the "Monumento ai Concordi", has been placed in the gardens, a funeral sepulchre found in Boretto, with a bust of Caio Concordio I and his family. Among valuable trees, rare plants, and wide green spaces, there are also statues and busts dedicated to famous Reggio citizens, such as the poet Ludovico Ariosto and Matteo Maria Boiardo. There is also a monumental fountain dedicated to the abbot benefactor Ferrari Bonini and sculptures depicting the "Four Seasons" originating from the Ducal Villa in Rivalta. Moreover, the park complex is surrounded by important cultural and exhibiting venues.