Castiglione in Teverina

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Castiglione in Teverina
Comune
Comune di Castiglione in Teverina
Coat of arms of Castiglione in Teverina
Coat of arms
Castiglione in Teverina is located in Italy
Castiglione in Teverina
Castiglione in Teverina
Location of Castiglione in Teverina in Italy
Coordinates: 42°38′N 12°12′E / 42.633°N 12.200°E / 42.633; 12.200Coordinates: 42°38′N 12°12′E / 42.633°N 12.200°E / 42.633; 12.200
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Viterbo (VT)
Frazioni Sermugnano, Vaiano
Government
 • Mayor Mirco Luzi
Area
 • Total 20.0 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Elevation 228 m (748 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 2,350
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym Castiglionesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 01024
Dialing code 0761
Patron saint Sts. Philip and James
Saint day May 3
Website Official website

Castiglione in Teverina is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo in the Italian region Latium, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Rome and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Viterbo.

History[edit]

Castiglione is located in area once settled by the Etruscans. The current town grew from around the year 1000 from a castle and, in 1351, it housed the inhabitants of the destroyed Paterno. It was a fief of the Monaldeschi della Cervara and of the Savelli families. Sold to the House of Farnese in 1539, it was part of the Duchy of Castro until 1637, when the citizens bought back their freedom for 20,000 ducats.

It remained part of the Papal States until 1870, when it was annexed to the newly unified Kingdom of Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Collegiata of Sts. Philip and James. It includes a late 15th century baptistery
  • Church of Madonna della Neve
  • Museum of Wine

References[edit]

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

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