Allumiere

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Allumiere
Comune
Comune di Allumiere
Coat of arms of Allumiere
Coat of arms
Allumiere is located in Italy
Allumiere
Allumiere
Location of Allumiere in Italy
Coordinates: 42°9′N 11°54′E / 42.150°N 11.900°E / 42.150; 11.900Coordinates: 42°9′N 11°54′E / 42.150°N 11.900°E / 42.150; 11.900
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province / Metropolitan city Rome (RM)
Government
 • Mayor Augusto Battilocchio
Area
 • Total 92.2 km2 (35.6 sq mi)
Elevation 522 m (1,713 ft)
Population (31 December 2014[1])
 • Total 4,059
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Allumieraschi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00051
Dialing code 0766
Patron saint St. Mary of Graces(Madonna delle Grazie)
Saint day September 8
Website Official website

Allumiere is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Rome.

Allumiere is traditionally divided into the contrade of Burò, Ghetto, La Bianca, Nona, Polveriera, and Sant'Antonio.

History

Although evidence of human settlements in the local area date back to the Neolithic age, the origins of the modern town of Allumiere are relatively recent. Allumiere was founded in the late 15th century to house the workers and the administrators of the important mines of alunite of the nearby Monti della Tolfa range. The exploitation lasted until 1941. The mines in question were found shortly after the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire (1453). Before that date, the State of the Church used to buy alunite from there, but following the Turkish conquest, they had to find alternatives.

Main sights

  • Parish Church of St. Mary’s Assumption (Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo) is the main Church in Allumiere. It's located in the central square, in front of the town hall.
  • Borgo della Farnesiana is a settlement built in the 16th century to service the mining industry: today is a semi-abandoned frazione in the Municipality of Allumiere. The impressive Neo-Gothic Church of Maria Santissima alla mola della Farnesiana, which dates back to 1850, is the main monuments. In the nearby are located an old mill and anold public oven.[2]

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ http://www.gismonda.it/en/2016/03/04/allumiere-la-farnesiana/

External links

  • www.allumiere.org/
  • Archeological sites


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