Amaseno

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Amaseno
Comune
Comune di Amaseno
Santa Maria Annunziata
Santa Maria Annunziata
Coat of arms of Amaseno
Coat of arms
Amaseno is located in Italy
Amaseno
Amaseno
Location of Amaseno in Italy
Coordinates: 41°28′N 13°20′E / 41.467°N 13.333°E / 41.467; 13.333
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Frosinone (FR)
Government
 • Mayor Giannantonio Boni
Area
 • Total 77.2 km2 (29.8 sq mi)
Elevation 112 m (367 ft)
Population (1 December 2009)[1]
 • Total 4,404
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym Amasenensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03021
Dialing code 0775
Patron saint St. Lawrence
Saint day August 10
Website Official website

Amaseno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Rome and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Frosinone, located in the Monti Lepini mountain area. Its inhabitants are primarily farmers.

The village is very ancient and named in the Aeneid. A lot of Amaseno's people have immigrated in the United States of America, in Canada and South America (especially in Brazil).

Main sights[edit]

The Catholic Church situated at the village's center, St. Mary of Amaseno, houses a relic of St. Lawrence, the ancient Roman deacon martyred in the 3rd Century. A vial of the martyr's blood is enshrined there, and every 10 August on his feast day, the day on which his martyrdom is commemorated, it liquifies. The reliquary vial has been verified by scientists to contain true blood, along with a piece of skin and some fat and ash. The cathedral was consecreated in 1165 and since then the village was popularly known as the "Valley of St. Lawrence", as the village is situated in an amphitheater-like valley.

The Auricola

Economy[edit]

The principal food product is the water buffalo mozzarella; other important products include olive oil and marzolina, a special cheese made by milk of goat.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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