Monte Colombo

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Monte Colombo
Comune
Comune di Monte Colombo
Monte colombo RN.jpg
Coat of arms of Monte Colombo
Coat of arms
Monte Colombo is located in Italy
Monte Colombo
Monte Colombo
Location of Monte Colombo in Italy
Coordinates: 43°55′N 12°33′E / 43.917°N 12.550°E / 43.917; 12.550
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Rimini (RN)
Frazioni Taverna, Croce, San Savino, Osteria Nuova
Government
 • Mayor Simone Tordi
Area
 • Total 11.9 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 3,143
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym Montecolombesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 47040
Dialing code 0541
Patron saint St. Martin of Tours
Saint day November 11
Official website

Monte Colombo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rimini in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) southeast of Bologna and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) south of Rimini.

Monte Colombo borders the following municipalities: Coriano, Gemmano, Montescudo, San Clemente.

History[edit]

Although the area housed some residences and scattered settlements in the Roman and Byzantine Ages, the current town originated in the Middle Ages from a castle built here by the Malatesta family. After the latter's fall and a short period under Cesare Borgia, Monte Colombo was acquired by the Republic of Venice, which however ceded it to the Papal States in 1509–10.

Main sights[edit]

  • Malatesta castle, with the annexed burg (14th century)
  • Castle (fortified burg) of San Savino, dating to the late 15th century
  • Bridge over the Rio Calamino (18th century)

References[edit]

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