Tag Archives: Po (river)

Canossa

CANOSSA Fortress in the Apennines in north central Italy, southwest of Reggio nell’Emilia. Its lords, who appear in the mid-10th century, extended their territory to Reggio, and eventually to Modena and to lands in the Po delta.   They also became … Continue reading

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Alpes Cottiae

ALPES COTTIAE The middle of three Roman provinces which lay in the Alps between Cisalpine Gaul (now northern Italy) and Gaul in Augustus’s day.   It was named after the mountain range now called the Alpi Cozie, in which the River … Continue reading

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Agogna

AGOGNA Westernmost department in the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, extending from the River Po to the Alps northwest and west of Lake Maggiore.  Its capital, Novara, stood above the River Agogna, a tributary of the Po. Its territory had belonged … Continue reading

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Aemilia

AEMILIA    Roman region and province in north central Italy.   It took its name from the Via Aemilia which ran from Ariminum (Rimini) on the Adriatic to Placentia (Piacenza) on the River Po (the Via Aemilia was itself named from Marcus … Continue reading

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