|Comune di Morrovalle|
A view of historical center of Morrovalle from "colli bella vista" (Nice view hills)
|Province||Province of Macerata (MC)|
|Frazioni||Trodica, Santa Lucia, Borgo Pintura, Cunicchio, Frati San Gabriele|
|• Mayor||Stefano Montemarani (Centre-right)|
|• Total||42.6 km2 (16.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||246 m (807 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2010)|
|• Density||0.24/km2 (0.62/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Bartholomew the Apostle|
|Saint day||August 24|
Morrovalle is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Macerata in the Italian region Marche, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Ancona and about 11 kilometres (7 mi) east of Macerata. As of 31 December 2010, it had a population of 10,240 and an area of 42.6 square kilometres (16.4 sq mi).
The municipality of Morrovalle contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Trodica, Santa Lucia, Borgo Pintura, Cunicchio, and Frati San Gabriele.
The first urban settlement in this area dates back to the first and second centuries AD, As were found in the territories of the town mosaics that adorned the floor of ancient Roman houses and also the remains of a funerary monument tower, typical of the Roman tradition of that time. Morrovalle was first mentioned in a document dated back to 995, when the settlement was under the control of the powerful bishop of Fermo. In 1053 from the Germanic territories descended into Italy Werner of the Lenzburg family, who went to help Pope Leo IX in the battle against the Normans. Werner ( later Italianate in Guarnerio ) took possession of the territories of the Ancona Committee, founding the dynasty that will dominate the Duchy of Spoleto and the marquis of Camerino. Guarnerius I, his descendant, took possession of the territories of Morrovalle and became the founder of Lazzarini noble family, gentlemen of Morrovalle. Morrovalle origins predate the Middle Ages, when the country was called Murri de Valle ( strong over the valley). It was invaded by the Lombards and later took the appearance of a castle perched on the hill.
Among the churches in the town are:
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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