Cisalpine Republic

Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus in Mutina was with three legions as well as many auxiliary forces and was besieged by Marco Antonio in 312, Mutina was captured by Constantino el Grande during his war with Maxentius. The 377 were established in the city the remnants of the tribe of the taifali, subjected by the Romans, by order of the Emperor Gratian, who would indicate that you have already started the decline and lack of population in 1796 the city was occupied by the French and attached to the Cispadane Republic and the Cisalpine Republic in 1797. It then became part of the Republic of Italy (1802) and the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy (1805). Of course when one walks through the city should go to visit their relevant places such as the beautiful Cathedral of whoever has written, it is a Romanesque temple was built during the 11th and 12th centuries, with its civic Tower or ‘Ghirlandina’, true symbol of the city and where the builders of the Modena Cathedral showed a special interest in the articulation of walls and the mode of illumination of the central nave. Works began in the 11th century, however, when the first consecration, takes place in 1106 master Lanfranco, its Builder, had just built the crypt. The floor of the building nothing more than a modest project of three naves and other so many semi-circular apses, but modesty also diaphragms can be seen in the simple weave of wood on arches that covers it. Inside, on the Bay, arches shored in pillars compounds and columns, runs a fake rostrum and, above this, an order of Windows that was added when the gothic vaults were carried out. The facades are articulated with a continuous Arcade, orders of columns and a gallery. Enjoy the Piazza Grande and the Ghirlandina, a beautiful Tower of 80 meters in height.

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