Serravalle di Chienti

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Serravalle di Chienti
Comune
Comune di Serravalle di Chienti
Coat of arms of Serravalle di Chienti
Coat of arms
Serravalle di Chienti is located in Italy
Serravalle di Chienti
Serravalle di Chienti
Location of Serravalle di Chienti in Italy
Coordinates: 43°4′N 12°57′E / 43.067°N 12.950°E / 43.067; 12.950Coordinates: 43°4′N 12°57′E / 43.067°N 12.950°E / 43.067; 12.950
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Macerata (MC)
Frazioni Acquapagana, Bavareto, Castello, Cesi, Civitella, Collecurti, Copogna, Corgneto, Costa, Dignano, Forcella, Gelagna (alta), Gelagna bassa, San Martino, Taverne
Government
 • Mayor Rinaldo Rocchi
Area
 • Total 96.1 km2 (37.1 sq mi)
Elevation 667 m (2,188 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 1,151
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Demonym Serravallesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 62038
Dialing code 0737
Patron saint St. Lucy
Saint day December 13
Website Official website

Serravalle di Chienti is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Macerata in the Italian region Marche, located about 80 km southwest of Ancona and about 50 km southwest of Macerata. It is crossed by the Chienti river. The communal territory is largely mountainous with numerous woods and pastures.

Serravalle di Chienti borders the following municipalities: Camerino, Fiuminata, Foligno, Monte Cavallo, Muccia, Nocera Umbra, Pieve Torina, Sefro, Visso.

History[edit]

Settled since pre-historic times, in antique times the Serravalle plateau featured a lake known as Plestinam Paludem. The area was subsequently ruled by the Etruscans and the Romans.

In the Middle Ages it was a fortress of the Da Varano family of Camerino.

Main sights[edit]

  • Parish church, with 16th-century frescoes by Simone and Giovanni de Magistris.
  • Church of Santa Maria di Pistia or di Plestia, in proto-Romanesque style. It was built over an ancient pagan temple of the Umbrian goddess Cupra. Once the cathedral of the town of Plestia, it was destroyed, together with the latter, by Emperor Otto III. It was rebuilt around the year 1000, to which date the current crypt and apse. The nave and the portico are later.
  • Convent of Brogliano.
  • Botte dei Varano, an artificial channel built by Giulio Cesare da Varano in the 15th century to dry the Karst plateau of Colfiorito. Recent restorations have shown the presence of a pre-existing Roman travertine structure.

References[edit]

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

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