Flecchia

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Flecchia
Frazione
Panorama from the parish church, the monte Barone in the background
Panorama from the parish church, the monte Barone in the background
Flecchia is located in Italy
Flecchia
Flecchia
Location of Flecchia in Italy
Coordinates: 45°40′15″N 8°11′37″E / 45.67083°N 8.19361°E / 45.67083; 8.19361Coordinates: 45°40′15″N 8°11′37″E / 45.67083°N 8.19361°E / 45.67083; 8.19361
Country  Italy
Region  Piedmont
Province Biella (BI)
Comune Pray
Elevation[1] 582 m (1,909 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 194
Demonym
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13867
Dialing code (+39) 015

Flecchia is a frazione (and a parish) of the municipality of Pray, in Piedmont, northern Italy.

Name[edit]

In former times the village was named Flechia or Felicetum Libicorum.[3]

History[edit]

Palazzo Riccio

Flecchia in 1305 was severely damaged by the followers of fra Dolcino, which set fire to it.[3]

The local parish of Sant'Ambrogio was established in 1438.[4]

Since 1928 it was a separate comune (municipality).[4]

Relevant buildings[edit]

  • Palazzo Riccio (or palazzo Rizzi): the palace, which overlooks the village, was built in the 17th century on the remains of a middle ages fortress.[5]
  • Saint Ambrogio parish church, which was built in its present form during the 17th century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carta Tecnica Regionale raster 1:10.000 (vers.3.0), published by Regione Piemonte - 2007
  2. ^ 14 °Censimento generale della popolazione e delle abitazioni, Istat on-line data: dawinci.istat.it (accessed in September 2013)
  3. ^ a b Goffredo Casalis (1840). Dizionario geografico-storico-statistico-commerciale degli Stati di S. M. il Re di Sardegna 6. Torino: Maspero. pp. 667–668. 
  4. ^ a b Flecchia, page on www.prolocopray.it (accessed on September 2013)
  5. ^ Comuni della Provincia di Biella, AA.VV, Nerosubianco edizioni, Cuneo 2005

External links[edit]

Media related to Flecchia at Wikimedia Commons