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EN - Il territorio su cui sorsero i primi nuclei abitativi di Quingentole era caratterizzato da numerosi corsi d’acqua e zone acquitrinose che, fra il 1300 e il 1480 furono bonificati per opera del monastero di San Benedetto. In questo periodo il paese passò sotto il dominio dei Gonzaga.

Quingentole

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  • Ranieri painter, named Lo Schivenoglia
    Art

    Francesco Maria Raineri, known as "Lo Schivenoglia", is a great painter who lived between 17th and 18th centuries, whose numerous works are scattered in many places of worship not only in Mantua area.

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  • Agricultural products of excellence
    Food

    There are several farms in Quingentole area that cultivate and commercialize products of excellence. There is also a collection dedicated to those who have a passion for vintage tractors

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  • Corniani's Puppet Museum
    Museums

    The collection of the Corniani family consists of 150 puppets, two hundred sets, three small theatres, stage objects, scripts, posters and photographs.

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  • S. Lorenzo Church
    Outdoor

    Below the current church of S. Lorenzo, archaeological investigations have highlighted the presence of two worship buildings and other artifacts that testify to the presence of trade with the Byzantine area and the Lombard area. The oldest building dates back to the 7th century, and the following Romanesque building was a single nave church with three apses. Even from the second building some traces of the perimeter walls and a baptismal font were preserved. The building was demolished in the 18th century.

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  • Quingentole townhall palace
    Outdoor

    The Town Hall, a massive building that dominates the current Piazza Italia, was built as a villa of Mantua Bishops in Quingentole, where the Bishopric of Mantua already owned several lands from 972.

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  • The truffle
    Food

    Borgofranco sul Po is the only municipality in Lombardia to be part of the National Truffle City Association. Since 1995, every October a truffle fair is held: Tuberfood. Moreover a special conference on truffles is held, as well as a Literary Contest, and 2 local fairs in Bonizzo (the 2nd weekend in October) and in Borgofranco (the 1st weekend of September).

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  • Flood plain park
    Outdoor

    Set up in 2005, the Park covers an area of around 1,200 hectares, including territory from the municipalities of Quistello, Quingentole, San Benedetto Po and Moglia, and encloses agricultural systems and natural river environments. The wilderness area is characterised by territorial geomorphology dominated by tight meanders of the river and major hydraulic systems, testimony of the thousand-year-long work by the people of the Mantuan Oltrepò to manage the waters.

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  • San Lorenzo oratory
    Outdoor

    The eighteenth-century oratory dedicated to the Virgin of Loreto is located in the archaeological area of San Lorenzo and was built over the ancient parish church built about XI-XIIth century and one of the oldest churches in Mantua, VII sec.

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