Moena

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Moena
Comune
Comune di Moena
Moena panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Moena
Coat of arms
Moena is located in Italy
Moena
Moena
Location of Moena in Italy
Coordinates: 46°23′N 11°40′E / 46.383°N 11.667°E / 46.383; 11.667
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trentino (TN)
Frazioni Forno, Medil, San Pellegrino, Penia, Someda, Sorte
Government
 • Mayor Edoardo Felicetti
Area
 • Total 82.6 km2 (31.9 sq mi)
Elevation 1,148 m (3,766 ft)
Population (28 February 2017[1])
 • Total 2,625
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Moenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 38035
Dialing code 0462
Patron saint St. Vigilius
Saint day 26 June
Website Official website

Moena (Ladin: Moéna, German: Mön or Moyen) is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Trento. It is the largest comune in the Fassa Valley. In the census of 2001, 1,967 inhabitants out of 2,602 (75.6%) declared Ladin as their native language.[2]

Geography[edit]

Moena lies on the Avisio, a tributary of the Adige river. The municipality borders with Falcade, Nova Levante, Sèn Jan di Fassa, Predazzo, Soraga and Tonadico. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Forno, Medil, San Pellegrino, Penia, Someda and Sorte.

Main sights[edit]

Parish church

Sights include the church of San Vigilio, with a Gothic bell tower and 18th-century paintings by Valentino Rovisi, and the ancient church of San Volfango, with 15th-century frescoes and a Baroque ceiling by Giovanni Guadagnini (17th century).

Once a year the festival La Turchia takes place during the 19th of August until the 21st. According to Turkish tradition villagers celebrating an event which dates back 323 years. An Ottoman Jennaseries, wounded during the Siege of Vienna 1683 ended up here and changed the life of the village and became a hero. He fell in love with a local woman and founded a family. In the center also there is a statue of that Janissary.

People[edit]

Moena was the home town of Domenico Chiocchetti, largely responsible for the decoration of the Italian Chapel in the Orkney Islands during the Second World War.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Tav. I.5 - Appartenenza alla popolazione di lingua ladina, mochena e cimbra, per comune di area di residenza (Censimento 2001)" (PDF). Annuario Statistico 2006 (in Italian). Autonomous Province of Trento. 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Italian Chapel". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 

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