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.

Economy is mostly based on small-scale handicraft, agriculture (production of tartufo and lumber) and tourism.

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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