Lugnano in Teverina

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Lugnano in Teverina
Comune di Lugnano in Teverina
Church of Santa Maria Assunta.
Church of Santa Maria Assunta.
Coat of arms of Lugnano in Teverina
Coat of arms
Location of Lugnano in Teverina
Lugnano in Teverina is located in Italy
Lugnano in Teverina
Lugnano in Teverina
Location of Lugnano in Teverina in Italy
Lugnano in Teverina is located in Umbria
Lugnano in Teverina
Lugnano in Teverina
Lugnano in Teverina (Umbria)
Coordinates: 42°34′N 12°20′E / 42.567°N 12.333°E / 42.567; 12.333Coordinates: 42°34′N 12°20′E / 42.567°N 12.333°E / 42.567; 12.333
CountryItaly
RegionUmbria
ProvinceTerni (TR)
Government
 • MayorGianluca Filiberti
Area
 • Total29.83 km2 (11.52 sq mi)
Elevation
419 m (1,375 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,453
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lugnanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
05020
Dialing code0744
Patron saintAssumption of Mary
Saint dayAugust 15
WebsiteOfficial website

Lugnano in Teverina is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Terni in the Italian region Umbria, located about 60 km south of Perugia and about 25 km west of Terni.

Lugnano in Teverina borders the following municipalities: Alviano, Amelia, Attigliano, Graffignano.

Main sights[edit]

  • Palazzo Pennone
  • Palazzo of the Bufalari Counts
  • Church of Santa Maria Assunta
  • Convent of San Francesco

Necropolis[edit]

Nearby is the site known as the "Children's Necropolis", dating to the mid-5th century AD. The site includes the burial grounds of new-born and aborted fetuses. Some of the burials seem to have been so-called "vampire burials". These burial practices, such as inserting a stone into the mouth of the deceased, have been interpreted as means to prevent the rising of the dead. Modern research has indicated that many of the burials were victims of malaria, a disease whose origins were unknown until the 19th century. Vampire burials may have been practiced in the hope that the spread of disease would be curtailed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Phillips, Kristine (2018-10-15). "Archaeologists find 'vampire burial' site of a child feared capable of rising from the dead". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-10-15.

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