Genga, Marche

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Comune di Genga
San Vittore Abbey.
San Vittore Abbey.
Genga is located in Italy
Location of Genga in Italy
Coordinates: 43°26′N 12°56′E / 43.433°N 12.933°E / 43.433; 12.933Coordinates: 43°26′N 12°56′E / 43.433°N 12.933°E / 43.433; 12.933
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province / Metropolitan city Ancona (AN)
Frazioni Avenale, Bivio Filipponi, Camponocecchio, Capolavilla, Casamontanara, Cerqueto, Colcello, Colleponi, Falcioni, Gattuccio, Meleto, Monticelli, Palombare, Pianello, Pierosara, Rocchetta, Rosenga, San Donnino, San Fortunato, San Vittore, Trapozzo, Trinquelli, Vallemania, Valtreara
 • Mayor Raniero Nepi
 • Total 72 km2 (28 sq mi)
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,984
 • Density 28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Gengarini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 60040
Dialing code 0732
Patron saint St. Clemens
Saint day November 23
Website Official website

Genga is a town and comune of province of Ancona in the Italian region of the Marche, on the Sentino river about 7 kilometres (4 mi) downstream and east of Sassoferrato and 12 kilometres (7 mi) north of Fabriano.

The town is best known as the ancestral home of the noble family of the della Genga, the most famous member of which was Pope Leo XII.

Main sights[edit]

  • the Romanesque abbey at S. Vittore alle Chiuse (11th century).
  • the Roman Bridge in the same hamlet, about 8 kilometres (5 mi) southeast of town.
  • Museum of the church of San Clemente. It houses a triptych and a 15th-century banner by Antonio da Fabriano.
  • Spaelaeo-Palaeontologic Museum, including a famous fossil of an Ichthyosaur found in the area in 1976.

The Frasassi Caves, about 5 kilometres (3 mi) south-southeast, are among the most visited natural curiosities in central Italy.

External links[edit]

Media related to Genga at Wikimedia Commons