Sant'Angelo in Pontano

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Sant'Angelo in Pontano
Comune
Comune di Sant'Angelo in Pontano
Coat of arms of Sant'Angelo in Pontano
Coat of arms
Sant'Angelo in Pontano is located in Italy
Sant'Angelo in Pontano
Sant'Angelo in Pontano
Location of Sant'Angelo in Pontano in Italy
Coordinates: 43°6′N 13°24′E / 43.100°N 13.400°E / 43.100; 13.400Coordinates: 43°6′N 13°24′E / 43.100°N 13.400°E / 43.100; 13.400
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Macerata (MC)
Government
 • Mayor Eraldo Mosconi
Area
 • Total 27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)
Elevation 473 m (1,552 ft)
Population (31 December 2008)[1]
 • Total 1,516
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym Santangiolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 62020
Dialing code 0733
Patron saint Nicholas of Tolentino
Saint day 10 October
Website Official website

Sant'Angelo in Pontano 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 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Macerata. It stands in pleasant position with a panoramic view over the adjacent valleys of Ete Morto river and Tenna river

Origins of the name[edit]

The first part of the name is a clear reference to Saint Michael Archangel, worshipped by the Lombards, whose image appears on the village coat of arms; according to popular tradition, the last word derives from pantano meaning swamp or marsh, as it seems that in early times there was some marshland in the valley below the village. More probably, the name comes from being Sant'Angelo located in the administrative district of the Gastaldato Pontano, established by the Lombard Duke of Spoleto.

Main sights[edit]

  • Collegiata del SS. Salvatore (early 12th century), in Romanesque-Gothic style. It has a nave and two aisles. The crypt is from the 14th century
  • Church of San Michele, built over a former Lombard chapel of which a basrelief remains today.
  • St. Nicholas church (late 15th to 18th centuries). Remarkable frescos and paintings (Cappellone)
  • Rocca (castle) of San Filippo (13th century), outside the town.
  • Watchtower (known from 1397)

References[edit]

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

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