Sant'Agata sul Santerno

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A small town situated to the west of Lugo, on the banks of the river Santerno in the hinterland of the Ravenna plain.

Why visit it

Sant’Agata, which appears as a castrum on maps dating to shortly after the year 1000, stands on Romagna territory that was constantly fought over between the Lords of Ferrara and the Papal States, due to its strategic position on the river Santerno.
Only one of the ancient castle towers has survived the events of history.
The tower - which is the “gate” to the town today – is equipped with a clock and with the so called “bell of reason”, which has been used to call gatherings of the townspeople since 1487.

Don't miss

The great arch of the tower looks onto the square before the Archpriest Church, built on the remains of an earlier Renaissance church, traces of whose façade decoration remain in the sacristy. Built to a Latin cross plan, the church contains several paintings by local artists.
Other noteworthy buildings are the Town Hall and the Palazzo dei Contadini which houses the cultural centre.

Significant appointments

Two used markets are held in the city square all year round, on the third and fourth Sunday of each month.

Information offices

Ufficio Informazioni S. Agata sul Santerno
Piazza Garibaldi, 5 - Sant'Agata sul Santerno (RA)
+ 39 0545 919907

Last update 28/03/2024
Last update 28/03/2024

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