|Comune di Pioraco|
|• Mayor||Giovan Battista Torresi|
|• Total||19.5 km2 (7.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||443 m (1,453 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||67/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Pioraco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Macerata in the Italian region Marche, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southwest of Ancona and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Macerata.
The territory of Pioraco was settled in the Neolithic Age, as shown by the remains of a Bronze Age sanctuary on the top of Monte Primo (late 11th-early 10th centuries BC). In Roman times, Pioraco was a settlement on a branch of the Via Flaminia, with bridges, temples, public edifices and an aqueduct.
- San Vittorino: Pieve or parish church with baptistry, cocumented from 1119, built atop the remains of a Roman temple, using spolia. It houses frescoes and baptismal font from 1646.
- San Francesco: a Romanesque-style church completed in 1327, with a polygonal apse. The interior was remade in Baroque style: it houses an Annunciation attributed to Arcangelo di Cola and a Via Crucis by Francesco Mancini. The annexed convent has a frescoed cloister.
- Santissimo Crocifisso: a church built in Lombard-Gothic style. It is home to a Crucifix attributed to Girolamo di Giovanni.
- Madonna della Grotta: small 18th century chapel/church built in a niche in the rocks, used as hermitage. It has a 15th-century wooden statue of the "Madonna with Child".
- Roman Bridge.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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