Gualdo, Marche

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Gualdo di Macerata
Comune
Comune di Gualdo
Gualdo di Macerata is located in Italy
Gualdo di Macerata
Gualdo di Macerata
Location of Gualdo di Macerata in Italy
Coordinates: 43°4′0.91″N 13°20′16.80″E / 43.0669194°N 13.3380000°E / 43.0669194; 13.3380000Coordinates: 43°4′0.91″N 13°20′16.80″E / 43.0669194°N 13.3380000°E / 43.0669194; 13.3380000
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Province of Macerata (MC)
Area
 • Total 22.1 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 924
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 62020
Dialing code 0733

Gualdo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Macerata in the Italian region Marche, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southwest of Ancona and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Macerata. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 924 and an area of 22.1 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi).[1]

Gualdo borders the following municipalities: Amandola, Penna San Giovanni, San Ginesio, Sant'Angelo in Pontano, Sarnano.

Gualdo in the province of Macerata is situated at 652 metres (2,139 ft) above sea level with panoramic views of the Sibillini Mountains. It is between the Salino and Tenonacola Rivers, where the first inhabitants fled in the fourth century from the barbarians invasions.

The medieval castle of Gualdo belongs to the Bonifazi of Monte San Martino then to the Brunforte. After a brief period of peace feuds started with the Varano and then the Sforza.

Parts of the castle walls and towers remain visible in the 21st century.

Attractions[edit]

The bell tower was built in the fourteenth century and was changed to a mechanical clock in 1850. Built by Pietro Mei Di Montecarorro. It has been recently overhauled and is in perfect working order. The parish church of San Savino is constructed in the style of a Greek cross and a central dome. Noteworthy is the "Gonfalone del Rosario" by Alwssandro Ricci, the last supper by Ubaldo Ricci and the Madonna with Saint Savino by Antonio Liozzi.

Adjacent to the parish church is the centre for Romolo Muri (1870–1944) the founder of the first Christian Democratic Party. The library and archives are available to scholars and researchers, and for conferences and seminars. Adiacente alla Chiesa si trova il Centro Studio Romolo Murri (1870–1944) Il fondatore della prima Democrazia Cristiana.

At the end of the avenue Victorio Venetto is the church of the Madonna. It was once a Franciscan convent and is now a retirement home.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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