Lunano

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Lunano
Comune
Comune di Lunano
Lunano.jpg
Lunano is located in Italy
Lunano
Lunano
Location of Lunano in Italy
Coordinates: 43°44′N 12°26′E / 43.733°N 12.433°E / 43.733; 12.433Coordinates: 43°44′N 12°26′E / 43.733°N 12.433°E / 43.733; 12.433
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Pesare e Urbino (PU)
Frazioni Serra di Piastra
Government
 • Mayor Massimo Grandicelli
Area
 • Total 14.62 km2 (5.64 sq mi)
Elevation 297 m (974 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 1,435
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym Lunanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 61020
Dialing code 0772
Patron saint Sts. Cosmas and Damian
Saint day 26 September
Website Official website

Lunano is a small town and comune in the province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Marche region of central Italy.

It is located in the mountainous area of Montefeltro, in the Foglia River Valley. Resting on a hill overlooking the town is the Castle of Lunano, which dates back to before the 13th century. Just outside the centre of town is the Franciscan Convent of Monte Illuminato, which was allegedly visited by Saint Francis in 1213.

The Montefeltro area, and Lunano in particular, are known for the Chestnut Festival which takes place on the third Sunday in October every year.

References[edit]

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