Sant'Angelo in Pontano

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Sant'Angelo in Pontano
Comune di Sant'Angelo in Pontano
Coat of arms of Sant'Angelo in Pontano
Coat of arms
Sant'Angelo in Pontano is located in Italy
Sant'Angelo in Pontano
Sant'Angelo in Pontano
Location of Sant'Angelo in Pontano in Italy
Coordinates: 43°6′N 13°24′E / 43.100°N 13.400°E / 43.100; 13.400Coordinates: 43°6′N 13°24′E / 43.100°N 13.400°E / 43.100; 13.400
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province / Metropolitan city Macerata (MC)
 • Mayor Agostino Cavasassi
 • Total 27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)
Elevation 473 m (1,552 ft)
Population (30 June 2011)[1]
 • Total 1,548
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santangiolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 62020
Dialing code 0733
Patron saint Nicholas of Tolentino
Saint day 10 October
Website Official website

Sant'Angelo in Pontano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Macerata in the Italian region Marche, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of Ancona and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Macerata. It stands in pleasant position with a panoramic view over the adjacent valleys of Ete Morto river and Tenna river.


The first part of the name is a reference to Saint Michael Archangel, worshipped by the Lombards, whose image appears on the village coat of arms; according to popular tradition, the last word derives from pantano meaning swamp or marsh, as it seems that in early times there was some marshland in the valley below the village.

More probably, the name comes from being Sant'Angelo located in the administrative district of the Gastaldato Pontano, established by the Lombard Duke of Spoleto.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of San Michele, built over a former Lombard chapel of which a basrelief remains today.
  • Collegiata del SS. Salvatore (early 12th century), in Romanesque-Gothic style. It has a nave and two aisles. The crypt is from the 14th century
  • San Nicola church (late 15th to 18th centuries). Remarkable frescos and paintings (Cappellone)
  • Santa Maria delle Rose church
  • Rocca (castle) of San Filippo (13th century), outside the town.
  • Watchtower (known from 1397)


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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