|Gualdo di Macerata|
|Comune di Gualdo|
|Province||Province of Macerata (MC)|
|• Total||22.1 km2 (8.5 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||42/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Gualdo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Macerata in the Italian region Marche, located about 90 km southwest of Ancona and about 50 km southwest of Macerata. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 924 and an area of 22.1 km².
Gualdo in the province of Macerata is situated at 652 meters 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.
You can still see parts of the castle walls and existing towers.
Walking around Gualdo.
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.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
|This Marche location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|