Sillaro descending towards the Po valley

Location of the Sillaro in Italy
Country Italy
Main source Sasso di San Zenobi, Tuscany
about 800 m (2,600 ft) above sea level
River mouth Reno, Emilia-Romagna
14 m (46 ft) above sea level
Basin size about 300 km2 (120 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 66 km (41 mi)
  • Average rate:
    4 m3/s (140 cu ft/s)

The Sillaro (Latin Silarus) is a 66-kilometre (41 mi) long Italian stream, whose headwaters are by the village of Piancaldoli (Firenzuola, province of Florence), in Tuscany. It runs northeast through the city of Castel San Pietro Terme, Province of Bologna in Emilia Romagna. The river runs through a short extension of the province of Ravenna extending into the province of Bologna before re-entering the province of Bologna. It then forms the border between the province of Ferrara and the province of Ravenna for a short distance before entering the province of Ferrara.[1] The river ends as a tributary of the Reno River by the village of San Biagio di Argenta and near where the Idice enters the Reno. Historically its course formed the boundary between Emilia and Romagna.


  1. The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World (13 ed.). London: Times Books. 2011. p. 76 L6. ISBN 9780007419135.
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Coordinates: 44°34′43″N 11°52′17″E / 44.5786°N 11.8714°E / 44.5786; 11.8714

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