Bagnoregio

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Bagnoregio
Comune
Comune di Bagnoregio
Bagnoregio civita panorama cropped.jpg
Coat of arms of Bagnoregio
Coat of arms
Bagnoregio is located in Italy
Bagnoregio
Bagnoregio
Location of Bagnoregio in Italy
Coordinates: 42°37′N 12°5′E / 42.617°N 12.083°E / 42.617; 12.083Coordinates: 42°37′N 12°5′E / 42.617°N 12.083°E / 42.617; 12.083
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Viterbo (VT)
Frazioni Civita di Bagnoregio, Castel Cellesi, Vetriolo
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Bigiotti (since June 2009 - first mandate)
Area
 • Total 72.6 km2 (28.0 sq mi)
Elevation 484 m (1,588 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 3,699
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Bagnoresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 01022
Dialing code 0761
Patron saint St. Bonaventure
Saint day July 14
Website Official website

Bagnoregio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo in the Italian region of Lazio, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Rome and about 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Viterbo.

History[edit]

In ancient times it was called Novempagi and Balneum Regium, whence the medieval name of Bagnorea.

During the barbarian invasions of Italy, between the sixth and ninth centuries, the city was taken several times by the Ostrogoths and the Lombards. Charlemagne is said to have included it in the Patrimonium Petri, and the Emperor Louis I to have added it to the Papal States in 822.

It is famous as the birthplace (more specifically Civita di Bagnoregio) of the philosopher St. Bonaventure in the early 13th century. Writer Bonaventura Tecchi also hailed from Bagnoregio.

References[edit]

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

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