Sasso Marconi

Sasso Marconi
Comune di Sasso Marconi

Villa Marconi.

Coat of arms
Sasso Marconi

Location of Sasso Marconi in Italy

Coordinates: 44°24′N 11°15′E / 44.400°N 11.250°E / 44.400; 11.250
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Bologna (BO)
Frazioni Borgonuovo, Pontecchio Marconi, Fontana, Capital, Tignano-Roma, Rasiglio-Scopeto, Iano, Lagune, Cinque Cerri
  Mayor Stefano Mazzetti
  Total 96 km2 (37 sq mi)
Elevation 128 m (420 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)
  Total 14,612
  Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sassesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40037
Dialing code 051
Patron saint Sts. Peter and Paul
Saint day 29 June
Website Official website

Sasso Marconi is a town and comune of the province of Bologna in northern Italy, 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-southwest of Bologna.

It is named after Guglielmo Marconi, the radio pioneer, who was born in the nearby city of Bologna. In 1902, Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal at Poldhu Cove, Cornwall, UK. The name Sasso ("rock") derives from the Pliocenic rock formation called Sasso della Glosina which commands the confluence of the Setta and Reno rivers.

Twin cities

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