Montescudo

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Montescudo
Comune
Comune di Montescudo
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Coat of arms of Montescudo
Coat of arms
Montescudo is located in Italy
Montescudo
Montescudo
Location of Montescudo 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 Albereto, Santa Maria del Piano, Trarivi
Government
 • Mayor Andrea Pula
Area
 • Total 19.9 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Elevation 386 m (1,266 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)
 • Total 2,841
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Demonym Montescudesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 47040
Dialing code 0541
Patron saint St. Sebastian
Saint day January 20
Website Official website

Montescudo 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.

Montescudo borders the following municipalities: Coriano, Faetano (San Marino), Gemmano, Monte Colombo, Sassofeltrio.

History[edit]

Montescudo is most likely of Etruscan origin. In the Roman era it was a station of the military mail service from Rimini to Rome. In 1209 it was conquered by Emperor Otto I, and later was under the Republic of Venice. In the late Middle Ages, through a series of bloody struggles, it was contended by the House of Malatesta of Rimini and by the Dukes of Urbino. In 1509 it was ceded by the Republic of Venice to the Papal States.

Main sights[edit]

  • Civic Tower (14th century)
  • Remains of the walls erected by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, as well as of a Rocca Malatestiana (castle).
  • The Ghiacciaia, an ice reservoir dating from the Malatestian era.
  • Remains of the 15th century church of Santa Maria Succurrente, in the frazione of Valliano.

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