|Comune di Amaseno|
Santa Maria Annunziata
|Province / Metropolitan city||Frosinone (FR)|
|• Mayor||Antonio Como|
|• Total||77.2 km2 (29.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||112 m (367 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2011)|
|• Density||56/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Lawrence|
|Saint day||August 10|
Amaseno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Rome and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Frosinone, located in the Monti Lepini mountain area. Its inhabitants are primarily farmers.
The village is very ancient and named in the Aeneid. A lot of Amaseno's people have immigrated in the United States of America, in Canada and South America (especially in Brazil).
The Catholic Church situated at the village's center, St. Mary of Amaseno, houses a relic of St. Lawrence, the ancient Roman deacon martyred in the 3rd Century. A vial of the martyr's blood is enshrined there, and every 10 August on his feast day, the day on which his martyrdom is commemorated, it liquifies. The reliquary vial has been verified by scientists to contain true blood, along with a piece of skin and some fat and ash. The cathedral was consecreted in 1165 and since then the village was popularly known as the "Valley of St. Lawrence", as the village is situated in an amphitheater-like valley.
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- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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