Lugnano in Teverina

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Lugnano in Teverina
Comune
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
Lugnano in Teverina is located in Italy
Lugnano in Teverina
Lugnano in Teverina
Location of Lugnano in Teverina in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Province Terni (TR)
Government
 • Mayor Gianluca Filiberti
Area
 • Total 29.83 km2 (11.52 sq mi)
Elevation 419 m (1,375 ft)
Population (30 September 2017)[1]
 • Total 1,456
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lugnanesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 05020
Dialing code 0744
Patron saint Assumption of Mary
Saint day August 15
Website Official 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ 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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