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Carpi

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Carpi is an Italian town and comune of about 70,000 people in the province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna. It is a busy centre for industrial and craft activities and for cultural and commercial exchanges.HistoryThe name "Carpi" is derived from carpinus betulus, a hornbeam tree particularly widespread in medieval times in the Po valley region. In Prehistoric times it was a settlement of the Villanovan Culture.The foundation by the Lombard king Aistulf of St. Mary's church in the castle (Castrum Carpi) in 752 was the first step in the current settlement of the city. From 1319 to 1525 it was ruled by the Pio family, after whom it was acquired by the Este, as part of the Duchy of Modena.The city received a Silver Medal for Military Valour in recognition of its participation in the resistance against the German occupation during World War II.Carpi is the finishing point of the annual Italian Marathon, which begins in nearby Maranello. Almost 1000 athletes enter the senior men's and women's race which has been held every year since 1988 in honor of Dorando Pietri a long distance runner born in Carpi that lost his Olimpic Gold Medal for being help to stand up after a fall on the proximity of the arrival line https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2012/feb/29/dorando-pietri-olympic-games The area was crippled in the earthquakes of May 2012.
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Piazza dei Martiri ©
Landmark
Piazza dei Martiri
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Museo Monumento Al Deportato ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Monumento Al Deportato
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Palazzo Pio di Savoia
Specialty Museum
Palazzo Pio di Savoia
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Architectural Building
Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Carpi

Museo di Don Camillo e Peppone ©
Specialty Museum
Museo di Don Camillo e Peppone Brescello
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lamborghini Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Lamborghini Museum Sant'Agata Bolognese
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Comune di Brescello ©
Landmark
Comune di Brescello Brescello
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Abbazia di Polirone ©
Religious Site
Abbazia di Polirone San Benedetto Po
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Carpi

Oasi La Francesa ©
Wildlife Area
Oasi La Francesa
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Palazzo Foresti ©
Architectural Building
Palazzo Foresti
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di San Bernardino da Siena ©
Church
Chiesa di San Bernardino da Siena
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Carpi

Ex Campo di Concentramento di Fossoli
Historic Site
Ex Campo di Concentramento di Fossoli Fossoli
2.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di Santa Chiara e Monastero delle Clarisse
Religious Site
Chiesa di Santa Chiara e Monastero delle Clarisse
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Church
Chiesa di San Francesco
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di Santa Croce ©
Church
Chiesa di Santa Croce
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Carpi

Centro Commerciale Il Borgogioioso ©
Shopping Mall
Centro Commerciale Il Borgogioioso
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

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