|Comune di Mogliano|
|• Mayor||Flavio Zura|
|• Total||29.3 km2 (11.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||313 m (1,027 ft)|
|Population (28 February 2009)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. John the Baptist|
|Saint day||June 24|
Mogliano rises on a hill at 313 m. on the sea level and halfway between the Sibillini mountains and the Adriatic coast, an ancient village in the charming and relaxing hilly landscapes known for the craftsmanship of wicker used for the production of: baskets and furniture.
The current territory of Mogliano was inhabited in 7th and 6th centuries BC by populations of Piceno, as certified by the discovery of a sandstone stele with inscription Medium - Adriatic, kept in the National Museum in Ancona, these people lived in villages scattered along the line of our hills and had their own civilization, which was later absorbed by the culture of Rome, when it submitted the Piceno in the first decades of the 3rd century BC.
Since the end of the 12th century to the mid-14th century, the castle was dominated by the lords said “from Mogliano,” the noble Fildesmido, the most famous Gentile who in 1345 became lord of Fermo and ruled the city until 1355, when he was defeated by the weapons of Cardinal Albornoz. With institutional reform Albornoz 1357, which gave a new legal framework – the administrative region of Marche, Mogliano was included in the district of Fermo, of which it was one of the most important castles; in 1569 he had the autonomy to Pope Pius V, but returned in 1578 under the rule of Fermo.
Among various events, the years passed, the country is increasing andpeaceful homes were built in the place of the old fortifications and churches and bell towers instead of war towers.
In 1744, for having favored the Austrian troops marching toward the kingdom of Naples, was declared Mogliano city with diploma of the queen of Hungary.
So, in the Napoleonic age, Mogliano was included in the Department of Tronto; in 1815, with the restoration of the Papal Government, returned under the Delegation of Fermo, and finally, in 1828, was granted permission to join the Delegation of Macerata.
In 1860 their people gave generous contribution to the liberation war, many rushing to enlist in the Company of the 1st Battalion of the “Hunters of the Marche”, which was commanded by his citizen an officer Capt. Cesare Latini.
After the annexation of the Marche to the Kingdom of Italy and the division of the region into four provinces, the City of Mogliano remained included in the province of Macerata.
Church of Santa Maria in Piazza - The church keeps inside the altarpiece by Lorenzo Lotto – The Madonna in Glory with Saints John the Baptist, Anthony of Padua, Mary Magdalene and Joseph. (Oil on canvas, 330 x 215 cm).
Church of SS. Crocifisso d’Ete - It is located at the crossroads for Montegiorgio and Francavilla d’Ete, lapped by the river Ete Morto. Building has started on 11 November 1579 the first stone was placed from the Bishop of Fermo Msgr. Pinelli, who chose the location.
Sanctuary of the SS. Crocifisso - Here is venerated an image depicting ‘Crucified Christ that rises from the grave’ fresco of the end of 400. Following a miraculous event that happened in the year 1809, the church, rebuilt in elegant neoclassical design by G. Lucatelli.
Rocca Medioevale - The medieval fortress of which remains only the bastions, is the best place from which to admire the view; inside is the Church of St. Mary of Suffrage, now deconsecrated.
Palazzo Forti - Designed in the end of the 16th century as economically autonomous structure, as well as the home of the rich and noble family Forti; today is the seat of the Town Hall.
Apollo Theater - The theater, which opened in 1844 has a horseshoe shape with thirty eight stages on three floors.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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