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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 397 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CARPI, a town and episcopal see of Emilia, Italy, in the province of Modena, 9 M. N.N.W. by rail from the town of Modena. Pop. (1905) 7118 (town), 2,7,135 (commune). It is the junction of a branch line to Reggio nell' Emilia via Correggio, and the centre of a fertile agricultural district. Carpi contains several Renaissance buildings of interest, the facade of the old cathedral (an early Romanesque building in origin, with some early 15th-century frescoes), the new cathedral (after 1513), perhaps the nave of S. Niccolo and a palace, all being by Baldassare Peruzzi: while the prince's palace. (with a good court and a chapel containing frescoes by Bernardino Loschi of Parma, 1489—1540) and the colonnades opposite the theatre are also good. ' These, and the fortifications, are all due to Alberto Pio of Carpi, a pupil of Aldus Manutius, expelled in 1525 by Charles V., the principality being given to the house of Este.
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