Apecchio

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Apecchio
Comune
Comune di Apecchio
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Coat of arms of Apecchio
Coat of arms
Apecchio is located in Italy
Apecchio
Apecchio
Location of Apecchio in Italy
Coordinates: 43°34′N 12°25′E / 43.567°N 12.417°E / 43.567; 12.417Coordinates: 43°34′N 12°25′E / 43.567°N 12.417°E / 43.567; 12.417
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Pesaro e Urbino (PU)
Frazioni Caselle Salceto, Colombara, Osteria nuova, Pian di Molino, San Martino, Serravalle di Carda, Valdara di Serravalle
Government
 • Mayor Stefano Cristini
Area
 • Total 103.0 km2 (39.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 2,082
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Demonym Apecchiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 61042
Dialing code 0722
Patron saint St. Martin
Saint day 11 November
Website Official website

Apecchio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Italian region Marche, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Ancona and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Pesaro.

The economy is mostly based on small-scale handicraft, agriculture (production of tartufo and lumber) and tourism. The Biscubio flows near the town.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Campanone ("Big Bell"), a bell tower with a watch dating to the 15th century.
  • Palazzo Ubaldini (15th century), with a notable courtyard from 1515 with Ionic-style columns. It houses a fossil and minerals museum. Its initial design was by Francesco di Giorgio Martini.
  • Medieval bridge
  • Church of Madonna della Vita, with a 15th-century wooden crucifix
  • Jew Quarter.

Apecchio is also home to the Globe of Peace, which was until 1999 the world's largest rotating globe.

References[edit]

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

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