Acqualagna

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Acqualagna
Comune
Comune di Acqualagna
Coat of arms of Acqualagna
Coat of arms
Acqualagna is located in Italy
Acqualagna
Acqualagna
Location of Acqualagna in Italy
Coordinates: 43°37′N 12°40′E / 43.617°N 12.667°E / 43.617; 12.667Coordinates: 43°37′N 12°40′E / 43.617°N 12.667°E / 43.617; 12.667
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
ProvincePesaro and Urbino (PU)
FrazioniFurlo, Pelingo, Case nuove, Fossato, Pole, Petriccio, Naro, Farneta, Bellaria, Canfiagio, Cà Romano
Area
 • Total50.8 km2 (19.6 sq mi)
Elevation204 m (669 ft)
Population (December 2004)
 • Total4,304
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Acqualagnesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code61041
Dialing code0721
Patron saintSt. Lucy
WebsiteOfficial website

Acqualagna (Italian: [ˌakwaˈlaɲɲa]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Italian region Marche, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Ancona and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Pesaro. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,304 and an area of 50.8 square kilometres (19.6 sq mi).[1] It is one of the main centers in Italy for truffle. The Candigliano is joined by the Burano in the vicinity of the town.

Acqualagna borders the following municipalities: Cagli, Fermignano, Urbania, Urbino.

The Pelingo Sanctuary

History

The current name derives from the Latin name Aqua Lanea, meaning "Water Slaughter", and which remembered the battle of Gualdo Tadino fought nearby between Totila's Ostrogoth and Narses's Byzantine armies during the Gothic Wars.

In the neighbourhood existed the Roman town of Pitinum Mergens, destroyed by Alarich I. The survivors founded the castle of Montefalcone, from which the current Acqualagna evolved.

Main sights

San Vincenzo al Furlo abbey
  • Parish church, with traces of 15th-16th century frescoes.
  • Pelingo Sanctuary
  • San Vincenzo al Furlo, what remains of a 7th-century abbey in which resided St. Romuald (1011) and Pier Damiani (1042). The current church, in Romanesque style, was founded by abbot Bonaventura in 1271. The crypt has ancient columns and a 9th-10th century altar.
  • Villa di Colombara, where a Roman farm has been excavated.
  • Furlo Gorge: one of the most spectacular gorges in Italy, with a 2000-year-old Roman tunnel
  • Pietralata Sanctuary: nestled in the hills adjoining to the gorge lays this wonderful restored small monastery

Demographic evolution

References

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

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