The walls and ceiling of the fine Romanesque interior are covered with frescoes of 1570, subdued in colour and well suited to the character of the building; those of the octagonal cupola representing the Assumption of the Virgin are by Correggio, but much restored.
John are by Correggio, and the arabesques on the vault of the nave by Anselmi.
There are other beautiful ceiling frescoes by Correggio in the former Benedictine nunnery of S.
As a republic its government was mainly in the hands of the Rossi, Pallavicino, Correggio and Sanvitale families.
In 1307 the city became a lordship for Giberto da Correggio, who laid the basis of its territorial power by conquering Reggio, Brescello and Gaustalla, and was made commander-in-chief of the Guelphs by Robert of Apulia.