Penna San Giovanni

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Penna San Giovanni
Comune
Comune di Penna San Giovanni
Coat of arms of Penna San Giovanni
Coat of arms
Penna San Giovanni is located in Italy
Penna San Giovanni
Penna San Giovanni
Location of Penna San Giovanni in Italy
Coordinates: 43°3′N 13°26′E / 43.050°N 13.433°E / 43.050; 13.433
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Macerata (MC)
Government
 • Mayor Emanuele Crisostomi
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 630 m (2,070 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,176
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym Pennesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 62020
Dialing code 0733
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 29 August - 24 June
Website Official website

Penna San Giovanni is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Macerata in the Italian region Marche, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of Ancona and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Macerata.

Penna San Giovanni borders the following municipalities: Amandola, Falerone, Gualdo, Monte San Martino, Sant'Angelo in Pontano, Servigliano.

Penna is an ancient hill top town. It is covered in mud for most of the year due to heavy rain. There are half a dozen churches and a tiny early 19th century theatre. At the very top of the town are the remains of the ancient fort with a panoramic view up to the mountains and looking out at the surrounding hilltop towns. In the summer the municipality organizes events on numerous evenings, including the Festa della Polenta and Otto Giorni Di Un Linguaggio Volgare, which is enjoyed by tourists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat