Montegridolfo

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Montegridolfo
Comune
Comune di Montegridolfo
Porta del Cassero ("Castle's Gate").
Porta del Cassero ("Castle's Gate").
Montegridolfo is located in Italy
Montegridolfo
Montegridolfo
Location of Montegridolfo in Italy
Coordinates: 43°52′N 12°41′E / 43.867°N 12.683°E / 43.867; 12.683Coordinates: 43°52′N 12°41′E / 43.867°N 12.683°E / 43.867; 12.683
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Rimini (RN)
Frazioni Cabaldo, San Pietro, Trebbio
Government
 • Mayor Nadia Fraternali Morotti
Area
 • Total 6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)[1]
 • Total 960
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Demonym Montegridolfesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 47837
Dialing code 0541
Patron saint St. Roch
Saint day August 16
Website Official website

Montegridolfo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rimini in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast of Bologna and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Rimini.

The municipality of Montegridolfo contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Cabaldo, San Pietro, and Trebbio.

Montegridolfo borders the following municipalities: Mondaino, Saludecio, Sant'Angelo in Lizzola, Tavullia.

History[edit]

In the Middle Ages Montegridolfo was a cassero (fortified burg, known from 1148) contended between the Montefeltro and Malatesta families. In 1137 it was largely rebuilt to its present state after a destruction by Ferrantino Novello Malatesta, who had allied with the Montefeltro. After a short period under Cesare Borgia, it was acquired by the Republic of Venice, which in turn ceded it to the Papal States in the early 1509–10.

During World War II, Montegridolfo was across the Gothic Line.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of San Rocco, just outside the walls, housing three paintings of Madonna with Child with Saints Roch and Sebastian from different ages (early 15th century, c. 1520 and 1623).
  • Museum of the Gothic Line, named Museo della Linea dei Goti, dedicated to Gerard Ross Norton V.C. M.M.
  • Sanctuary of Beata Vergine delle Grazie, in the frazione of Trebbio. It has a 1549 painting by Pompeo Morganti.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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

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