Poggio Mirteto

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Poggio Mirteto
Comune
Comune di Poggio Mirteto
Coat of arms of Poggio Mirteto
Coat of arms
Poggio Mirteto is located in Italy
Poggio Mirteto
Poggio Mirteto
Location of Poggio Mirteto in Italy
Coordinates: 42°16′N 12°41′E / 42.267°N 12.683°E / 42.267; 12.683Coordinates: 42°16′N 12°41′E / 42.267°N 12.683°E / 42.267; 12.683
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Rieti (RI)
Government
 • Mayor Giancarlo Micarelli
Area
 • Total 26.4 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Elevation 246 m (807 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 5,879
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Demonym Poggiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 02047
Dialing code 0765
Patron saint St. Gaetan of Thiene
Saint day 7 August

Poggio Mirteto is a comune (municipality) in Sabina in the province of Rieti (formerly in the province of Perugia) in the Italian region Latium, about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Rome and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Rieti.

Geography[edit]

Poggio Mirteto is situated on a height by the River Tevere, in a fertile region, where olive, pot-herbs, cereals, grapes and pastures are cultivated. The municipality of Poggio Mirteto comprises the following hamlets (subdivisions, mainly villages), in Italian "frazioni": Poggio Mirteto Scalo where there is the railway station, San Valentino, San Luigi, Misericordia and Castel San Pietro. Poggio Mirteto borders the following municipalities: Poggio Catino, Montopoli di Sabina, Torrita Tiberina, Cantalupo in Sabina and Salisano.

In the municipality territory ancient ruins of villas and of aqueducts are numerous; the villa called "Bagni di Lucilla" and the villa of Terentius Varro were in this neighbourhood. Farfa Abbey is close to Poggio Mirteto.

Transportation[edit]

Poggio Mirteto is linked with Rome, Fiumicino Aeroporto railway station, Orte and other Lazio's towns thorugh the FR1. Poggio Mirteto railway station represents the biggest municipality's hamlet and it is far from the city center around six kilometres.

Main sights[edit]

In the municipality territory there are the following churches:

  • Cathedral
  • Saint John
  • San Rocco
  • Holy Family
  • Madonna della Misericordia
  • Santa Maria della Pietà
  • Saint Paul

In the old city there is a notable medieval clock tower. An old chimney made of bricks is all that remains of an eighteenth-century glassmaker.

Glassmaker's chimney
Saint Paul Church, thirteenth century
Clock tower

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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