Castel Viscardo

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Castel Viscardo
Comune
Comune di Castel Viscardo
Panorama castelviscardo.JPG
Castel Viscardo is located in Italy
Castel Viscardo
Castel Viscardo
Location of Castel Viscardo in Italy
Coordinates: 42°45′15″N 11°59′57″E / 42.75417°N 11.99917°E / 42.75417; 11.99917Coordinates: 42°45′15″N 11°59′57″E / 42.75417°N 11.99917°E / 42.75417; 11.99917
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Province Terni (TR)
Frazioni Monterubiaglio, Viceno, Pianlungo, Le Prese
Area
 • Total 26.25 km2 (10.14 sq mi)
Elevation 507 m (1,663 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 3,049
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym Castellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 05014
Dialing code 0763
Patron saint Anthony of Padua
Saint day 27 August
Website Official website

Castel Viscardo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Terni in the Italian region Umbria,

Geography[edit]

The town lies about 60 km southwest of Perugia and about 35 km northeast of Terni. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 3,070 and an area of 26.2 km².[1]

Castello di Madonna

Castel Viscardo borders the following municipalities: Acquapendente, Allerona, Castel Giorgio, Orvieto.

Frazioni[edit]

Monterubiaglio is a paesello, a small hilltop village, below Castel Viscardo. The name Monterubiaglio literally means "red garlic mountain". Monterubiaglio has approximately 600 inhabitants, but during the summer time the population grows much larger as it is a popular vacation spot for persons who are originally from the village but may have moved elsewhere such as Rome.

Since 2006, the Department of Classics at Saint Anselm College has been excavating an Etrusco-Romano site just below Monterubiaglio. The excavation has yielded a number of interesting finds and structures that date from the 8th century BCE to the 10th CE. [1]

Local agriculture is a primary industry, particular viticulture and its production is part of the Orvieto wine producing region, which is best known for the white wine Orvieto Classico. Lately however some wine growers have produced a new label "Monrubio" which is a red wine.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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

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