Moena

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Moena
Comune
Comune di Moena
Moena panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Moena
Coat of arms
Moena is located in Italy
Moena
Moena
Location of Moena in Italy
Coordinates: 46°23′N 11°40′E / 46.383°N 11.667°E / 46.383; 11.667
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trentino (TN)
Frazioni Forno, Medil, San Pellegrino, Penia, Someda, Sorte
Government
 • Mayor Riccardo Franceschetti
Area
 • Total 82.6 km2 (31.9 sq mi)
Elevation 1,148 m (3,766 ft)
Population (31 August 2007[1])
 • Total 2,628
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Demonym Moenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 38035
Dialing code 0462
Website Official website

Moena (Ladin: Moéna, German: Mön or Moyen) is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 60 km northeast of Trento. It is the largest comune in the Fassa Valley. In the census of 2001, 1,967 inhabitants out of 2,602 (75.6%) declared Ladin as their native language.[2]

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders with Falcade (BL), Nova Levante (BZ), Pozza di Fassa, Predazzo, Soraga, Tonadico and Vigo di Fassa. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Forno, Medil, San Pellegrino, Penia, Someda and Sorte.

Main sights[edit]

Sights include the church of San Vigilio, with a Gothic bell tower and 18th-century paintings by Valentino Rovisi, and the ancient church of San Volfango, with 15th-century frescoes and a Baroque ceiling by Giovanni Guadagnini (17th century).

Personalities[edit]

Moena was the home town of Domenico Chiocchetti, largely responsible for the decoration of the Italian Chapel in the Orkney Islands during the Second World War.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Tav. I.5 - Appartenenza alla popolazione di lingua ladina, mochena e cimbra, per comune di area di residenza (Censimento 2001)". Annuario Statistico 2006 (in Italian). Autonomous Province of Trento. 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Italian Chapel". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Moena at Wikimedia Commons