Gallese

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Gallese
Comune
Comune di Gallese
Coat of arms of Gallese
Coat of arms
Gallese is located in Italy
Gallese
Gallese
Location of Gallese in Italy
Coordinates: 42°22′28″N 12°23′59″E / 42.37444°N 12.39972°E / 42.37444; 12.39972
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Viterbo (VT)
Government
 • Mayor Agostino Massa (since May 2006)
Area
 • Total 37.30 km2 (14.40 sq mi)
Elevation 135 m (443 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,022
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 01035
Dialing code 0761
Patron saint San Famiano
Saint day August 8
Website Official website

Gallese is an Italian comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo, 35 kilometres (22 mi) from that city.

It was taken by Duke Thrasimund II of Spoleto in 737 or 738, at which time it was essential to communications between Rome and Ravenna and had a large fortress.

Pope Romanus, who was head of the Catholic Church in 897, was a native of Gallese.