From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Comune di Sassocorvaro
Coat of arms of Sassocorvaro
Coat of arms
Sassocorvaro is located in Italy
Location of Sassocorvaro in Italy
Coordinates: 43°47′N 12°30′E / 43.783°N 12.500°E / 43.783; 12.500
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province / Metropolitan city Pesaro e Urbino (PU)
 • Mayor Daniele Grossi
 • Total 66.5 km2 (25.7 sq mi)
Elevation 331 m (1,086 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 3,506
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sassocorvaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 61028
Dialing code 0722
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24
Website Official website

Sassocorvaro is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Italian region Marche, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Ancona and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Pesaro.

Sassocorvaro borders the following municipalities: Auditore, Lunano, Macerata Feltria, Mercatino Conca, Monte Cerignone, Piandimeleto, Tavoleto, Urbino. The Foglia river flows near the town.

Rocca of Sassocorvaro, where artworks were hidden during World War II.

Main sights[edit]

Lake of Mercatale.
  • Rocca Ubaldinesca, a Renaissance fortification designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini. During World War II, it was used to house works of art from all Italy in order to prevent they were stolen by the German occupation force.
  • Downstream of the town, in the Mercatale valley, is an artificial lake originated by the construction of a dam that blocks the flow of the river Foglia. The dam was built in the 1950s. The basin contains about 6 million cubic meters of water and is used as an irrigation source. The water of the lake is conveyed by gravity in a turbine for the generation of electricity.


  1. ^ Demographics data from ISTAT

External links[edit]