Genga, Marche

Genga is a town and comune of province of Ancona in the Italian region of the Marche, on the Sentino river about 7 kilometres (4 mi) downstream and east of Sassoferrato and 12 kilometres (7 mi) north of Fabriano.

Genga
Comune di Genga
San Vittore Abbey.
San Vittore Abbey.
Location of Genga
Genga is located in Italy
Genga
Genga
Location of Genga in Italy
Genga is located in Marche
Genga
Genga
Genga (Marche)
Coordinates: 43°26′N 12°56′E / 43.433°N 12.933°E / 43.433; 12.933Coordinates: 43°26′N 12°56′E / 43.433°N 12.933°E / 43.433; 12.933
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
ProvinceAncona (AN)
FrazioniAvenale, Bivio Filipponi, Camponocecchio, Capolavilla, Casamontanara, Cerqueto, Colcello, Colleponi, Falcioni, Gattuccio, Meleto, Monticelli, Palombare, Pianello, Pierosara, Rocchetta, Rosenga, San Donnino, San Fortunato, San Vittore, Trapozzo, Trinquelli, Vallemania, Valtreara
Government
 • MayorRaniero Nepi
Area
 • Total72 km2 (28 sq mi)
Elevation
320 m (1,050 ft)
Population
 (2008)[2]
 • Total1,984
 • Density28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Gengarini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
60040
Dialing code0732
Patron saintSt. Clemens
Saint dayNovember 23
WebsiteOfficial website

The town is best known as the ancestral home of the noble family of the della Genga, the most famous member of which was Pope Leo XII.

Main sightsEdit

  • Grotte di Frasassi, they are a karst caves system most famous show caves in Italy.
  • the Romanesque abbey at S. Vittore alle Chiuse (11th century).
  • the Roman Bridge in the same hamlet, about 8 kilometres (5 mi) southeast of town.
  • Museum of the church of San Clemente. It houses a triptych and a 15th-century banner by Antonio da Fabriano.
  • Spaelaeo-Palaeontologic Museum, including a famous fossil of an Ichthyosaur known as Gengasaurus found in the area in 1976.

The Frasassi Caves, about 5 kilometres (3 mi) south-southeast, are among the most visited natural curiosities in central Italy.

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.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Genga at Wikimedia Commons