Monterubbiano is a town and comune in the Province of Fermo, in the Marche region of Italy. It is on a hill 8 kilometres (5 mi) from the Adriatic Sea.

Monterubbiano
Comune di Monterubbiano
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Coat of arms of Monterubbiano
Coat of arms
Location of Monterubbiano
Monterubbiano is located in Italy
Monterubbiano
Monterubbiano
Location of Monterubbiano in Italy
Monterubbiano is located in Marche
Monterubbiano
Monterubbiano
Monterubbiano (Marche)
Coordinates: 43°05′N 13°43′E / 43.083°N 13.717°E / 43.083; 13.717Coordinates: 43°05′N 13°43′E / 43.083°N 13.717°E / 43.083; 13.717
CountryItaly
RegionMarche
ProvinceFermo (FM)
FrazioniChiesa Nuova, Montotto, Rubbianello
Government
 • MayorMaria Teresa Mircoli
Area
 • Total32.12 km2 (12.40 sq mi)
Elevation
463 m (1,519 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2008)[3]
 • Total2,441
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Monterubbianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
63026
Dialing code0734
Patron saintSan Nicola da Tolentino
Saint day10 September
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

In pre-historic times the area was inhabited by the Piceni (9th-3rd centuries BC). After the Roman conquest, it received the status of urbs urbana (built city) in 268 BC. In the 5th century it was captured by the Visigoths.

In the 12th century, it was a free commune, thwarting the attempts from Fermo to capture it. In the 15th century it was acquired by Francesco Sforza, who fortified it; in 1663 it became part of the Papal States, to which (apart the Napoleonic period) it remained until 1860, when it was annexed to the newly formed Kingdom of Italy. The Italian Branch of Sabbath Rest Advent Church can claim that the number of members is estimated at more than 2000 members, with its headquarter in Monterubbiano, but with the presence in many other Italian places.

Main sightsEdit

  • Mura Castellane (walls), built by Francesco Sforza in 1443
  • Porta del Pero and Porta San Basso, the ancient entrance gates
  • Ghetto degli Ebrei, quarter of the Jew population in the 16th century
  • Communal Palace (14th century), in Romanesque-Gothic style
  • Pinacoteca (art gallery)
  • Archaeological Museum, in the church of St. Francis (12th century)
  • Inside one of the most important churches of the whole town, St. Maria dei Letterati which is situated next to the central square, are located various paintings and frameworks planned and carried out by the native-born painter Vincenzo Pagani.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Vincenzo Pagani: an important renaissance painter.
  • Attilio Basili: also known as "Lu mattu de' susè", a vernacular poet recently died.
  • Domenico Mircoli: an important medical researcher who found out in his studies concerning with intestinal disease, the so-called fibrogranulosi intestinale.

Twin townsEdit

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.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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