Forenza

Forenza (Lucano: Ferénze) is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, Basilicata, southern Italy. It is bounded by the comuni of Acerenza, Avigliano, Filiano, Ginestra, Maschito, Palazzo San Gervasio, Pietragalla, Ripacandida.

Forenza
Comune di Forenza
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Location of Forenza
Forenza is located in Italy
Forenza
Forenza
Location of Forenza in Italy
Forenza is located in Basilicata
Forenza
Forenza
Forenza (Basilicata)
Coordinates: 40°52′N 15°51′E / 40.867°N 15.850°E / 40.867; 15.850Coordinates: 40°52′N 15°51′E / 40.867°N 15.850°E / 40.867; 15.850
CountryItaly
RegionBasilicata
ProvincePotenza (PZ)
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Mastrandrea
Area
 • Total116.31 km2 (44.91 sq mi)
Elevation
836 m (2,743 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017)[2]
 • Total2,033
 • Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Forenzesi, Forentani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
85023
Dialing code0971
Patron saintSt. Charles Borromeo
Saint day4 November
WebsiteOfficial website

American World War I veteran Antonio Pierro was born in Forenza in 1896.

The village of Forenza is built on a hill top near the ruins of the ancient Samnite city of Forentum, which was occupied by the ancient Romans in 317 BC and destroyed during the Gothic War of 535–553 AD.

Main sightsEdit

Sights include:

  • Chiesa del Crocifisso, which preserves a wooden crucifix from the 17th century
  • Chiesa Madre (Mother Church), featuringa Romanesque portal
  • Annunziata Church, housing a statue of S. Maria of the Lombards in the interior.

ReferencesEdit

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

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