Comune di Albinea

View from Albinea towards Reggio Emilia.

Location of Albinea in Italy

Coordinates: 44°37′N 10°36′E / 44.617°N 10.600°E / 44.617; 10.600Coordinates: 44°37′N 10°36′E / 44.617°N 10.600°E / 44.617; 10.600
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Reggio Emilia (RE)
Frazioni Borzano, Botteghe, Broletto, Ca' dei Duchi, Case Spadoni, Caselline, Chiesa Albinea, Crostolo, Dallarosta, Fondo Oca, Gameda, Il Casone, La Russia, Montericco, Pareto di Sotto, Ponticelli, San Giacomo, Vitala
  Total 44.02 km2 (17.00 sq mi)
Elevation 166 m (545 ft)
Population (31 May 2004)[1]
  Total 8,272
  Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Albinetani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 42020
Dialing code 0522
Website Official website

Albinea is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Reggio Emilia in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Bologna and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) southwest of Reggio nell'Emilia.

The ancient Church of Albinea.

A document shows that in 980 Holy Roman Emperor Otto II recognized the existence and rights of the ancient Pieve (parish church) of Albinea. From 1070 it was a possession of the bishops of Reggio, who also had a place here. Later, from 1412, it was a fief of the Manfredi family, who held it until 1730.

Albinea borders the following municipalities: Quattro Castella, Reggio Emilia, Scandiano, Vezzano sul Crostolo, Viano.

Albinea was for the most part of its history a rural village; nowadays, a pleasant landscape, between the plains and the lowest hills of the Apennines, a nice climate, and the opportunities of a developed centre have made Albinea an elegant and comfortable place. The short distance from Reggio Emilia allows many citizens to commute daily.


Twin towns

Albinea is twinned with:


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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