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Mirandola, north of province of Modena.

Mirandola is the greatest town of the UCMAN (Unione Comuni Modenesi Area Nord - Union of North Area Municipalities of Modena) and was severely stricken by the earthquakes in May 2012. Here is the Costituente square, a great square surrounded by historical buildings, most of them dated by the Renaissance.
The town hall in the background was damaged after the shakes of 29 May 2012 (with houses, palaces, shops and churches) and for some months it was not clear if it was possible to restore it.
But luckily yes, it was safely secured (you can see too the lower side of the building) and it should be ready in 2020.
You can also see the cranes which are everywhere here, but everytime I came here I can see the progress.

This square was a Red Zone for months, full or Army cars and closed to people, but already in December 2012 was open, even if with a lot of barriers.
The owners of the shops destroyed in the earthquakes used the barriers to notice where they opened the new shop, elsewhere of course, and people put here every kind of message, pets lost (I cannot think about the pain), message for friends, announcement to sell or to buy, looking for a job, etc. They stayed on the barriers a lot of time.

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