Santa Vittoria in Matenano

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Santa Vittoria in Matenano
Comune
Comune di Santa Vittoria in Matenano
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Coat of arms of Santa Vittoria in Matenano
Coat of arms
Santa Vittoria in Matenano is located in Italy
Santa Vittoria in Matenano
Santa Vittoria in Matenano
Location of Santa Vittoria in Matenano in Italy
Coordinates: 43°1′N 13°30′E / 43.017°N 13.500°E / 43.017; 13.500
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province / Metropolitan city Fermo (FM)
Frazioni Ponte Maglio
Government
 • Mayor Carlo Maria Pettinelli
Area
 • Total 26.0 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Elevation 626 m (2,054 ft)
Population (31 December 2008)[1]
 • Total 1,496
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santavittoriesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 63028
Dialing code 0734
Patron saint St. Victoria
Saint day 20 June
Website Official website

Santa Vittoria in Matenano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Fermo in the Italian region Marche, located about 70 kilometres (43 miles) south of Ancona and about 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Ascoli Piceno.

Its name refers to Saint Victoria, some of whose relics were transferred in 827 by Abbot Peter of Farfa from the Abbey to Mount Matenano in the Picene area (roughly the south of Le Marche) due to Saracen invasions.[2] Ratfredus, a later Abbot of Farfa, brought the body of Santa Vittoria from Farfa on 20 June 931.

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Santa Vittoria in Matenano is twinned with:

Photos[edit]

  • www.flickr.com/photos/21899366@N07/sets/72157622532347787/

References[edit]

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