San Daniele del Friuli

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San Daniele del Friuli
Città di San Daniele del Friuli
Cathedral of San Michele Arcangelo
Cathedral of San Michele Arcangelo
Coat of arms of San Daniele del Friuli
Coat of arms
Location of San Daniele del Friuli
San Daniele del Friuli is located in Italy
San Daniele del Friuli
San Daniele del Friuli
Location of San Daniele del Friuli in Italy
San Daniele del Friuli is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
San Daniele del Friuli
San Daniele del Friuli
San Daniele del Friuli (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 46°9′N 13°1′E / 46.150°N 13.017°E / 46.150; 13.017Coordinates: 46°9′N 13°1′E / 46.150°N 13.017°E / 46.150; 13.017
CountryItaly
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvinceUdine (UD)
FrazioniVillanova, Cimano, Aonedis, Soprapaludo
Government
 • MayorPaolo Menis (since 23/04/2013)
Area
 • Total34.7 km2 (13.4 sq mi)
Elevation
252 m (827 ft)
Population
(31 December 2007)[1]
 • Total8,084
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sandanielesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33038
Dialing code0432
Patron saintSt. Michael Archangel and St. Daniel the Prophet
Saint dayAugust 28
WebsiteOfficial website

San Daniele del Friuli (Friulian: Sant Denêl) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Udine.

San Daniele del Friuli borders these municipalities: Dignano, Forgaria nel Friuli, Majano, Osoppo, Pinzano al Tagliamento, Ragogna, Rive d'Arcano, and Spilimbergo.

San Daniele is best known as the production center of the San Daniele prosciutto.[2] The prosciutto is celebrated every summer at the end of June during the Aria di Festa.[3]

Main sights[edit]

  • Guarneriana, an old public library, founded in 1466 by Guarnerio d'Artegna, which includes a rare edition of Dante's Inferno from the 14th century
  • Cathedral of San Michele Arcangelo
  • Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, housing a precious frescoed chapel known as the "Sistine Chapel of Friuli"
  • Porta Gemona, designed in 1579 by Andrea Palladio in a tower which is a relic of the old medieval castle

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Prosciutto di San Daniele
  3. ^ [1]