Ferentillo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Terni in the Italian region Umbria, located about 60 km southeast of Perugia and about 12 km northeast of Terni. The comune, located in the valley of the Nera, is divided by the river into the burghs of Matterella and Precetto.

Ferentillo
Comune di Ferentillo
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Location of Ferentillo
Ferentillo is located in Italy
Ferentillo
Ferentillo
Location of Ferentillo in Italy
Ferentillo is located in Umbria
Ferentillo
Ferentillo
Ferentillo (Umbria)
Coordinates: 42°37′N 12°47′E / 42.617°N 12.783°E / 42.617; 12.783Coordinates: 42°37′N 12°47′E / 42.617°N 12.783°E / 42.617; 12.783
CountryItaly
RegionUmbria
ProvinceTerni (TR)
FrazioniAmpognano, Castellonalto, Castellone Basso, Colle Olivo, Colli, Leazzano, Le Mura, Lorino, Macchialunga, Macelletto, Macenano, Terria, Monterivoso, Nicciano, Sambucheto, San Mamiliano, Precetto
Government
 • MayorAmmo Beesou
Area
 • Total69.5 km2 (26.8 sq mi)
Elevation
260 m (850 ft)
Population
 (2007)[2]
 • Total3,049
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ferentillesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
05034
Dialing code0744
Patron saintSt. Sebastian
Saint dayJanuary 20
WebsiteOfficial website

Ferentillo borders the following municipalities: Arrone, Leonessa, Montefranco, Monteleone di Spoleto, Polino, Scheggino, Spoleto.

HistoryEdit

Remains of ancient settlements include an Etruscan necropolis outside Ferentillo, at Caldane. The town developed around a 14th castle (Castello di Madonna), first owned by the Monaldeschi della Cervara, then of the Spada and the Dukes of Montevecchio.

Main sightsEdit

  • At Matterella:
    • Collegiata di Santa Maria (13th century), with fresco of Raphael school.
    • Medieval castle
  • At Precetto:
    • Church of Santo Stefano (16th century), with frescoes of Perugino school. The crypt is from the 14th century and has frescoes of the same age.
    • Museum of Mummies
    • Medieval castle
    • Palazzo Montholon
  • At Macenano:

Demographic evolutionEdit

FrazioniEdit

The biggest fraction is Macenano where the San Pietro in Valle Abbey is located. Other fractions are:

Umbriano, Ampognano, Castellonalto, Castellone Basso, Colle Olivo, Colli, Gabbio, Leazzano, Le Mura, Lorino, Macchialunga, Macelletto, Macenano, Terria, Monterivoso, Nicciano, Sambucheto, San Mamiliano.

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

External linksEdit