Fabriano

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Fabriano
Comune
Comune di Fabriano
Fabriano-Civita02.jpg
Coat of arms of Fabriano
Coat of arms
Fabriano within the Province of Ancona
Fabriano within the Province of Ancona
Fabriano is located in Italy
Fabriano
Fabriano
Location of Fabriano in Italy
Coordinates: 43°20′N 12°55′E / 43.333°N 12.917°E / 43.333; 12.917
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Ancona (AN)
Frazioni see list
Government
 • Mayor Gabriele Santarelli
Area
 • Total 272.08 km2 (105.05 sq mi)
Elevation 325 m (1,066 ft)
Population (31 December 2017)
 • Total 30,809
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Fabrianesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 60044
Dialing code 0732
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24
Website Official website

Fabriano is a town and comune of Ancona province in the Italian region of the Marche, at 325 metres (1,066 ft) above sea level. It lies in the Esino valley 44 kilometres (27 mi) upstream and southwest of Jesi; and 15 kilometres (9 mi) east-northeast of Fossato di Vico and 36 kilometres (22 mi) east of Gubbio (both in Umbria). Its location on the main highway and rail line from Umbria to the Adriatic make it a mid-sized regional center in the Apennines. Fabriano is the headquarters of the giant appliance maker Indesit.

Fabriano, with Bologna, is the only Italian creative city (UNESCO). The town is in the category Folk Arts (for the Fabriano's handmade paper production).

History

Fabriano appears to have been founded in the early Middle Ages by the inhabitants of a small Roman town 5 kilometres (3 mi) south at Attiggio (Latin Attidium), of which some slight remains and inscriptions are extant. Fabriano itself was one of the earliest places in Europe to make high-quality paper on an industrial scale, starting in the 13th century, and the town even today has a reputation for fine watermarked paper. This led to Fabriano's prosperity in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and was also one of the factors that led to the establishment of nearby Foligno in Umbria as one of the earliest printing centers in Italy in the 15th century, from 1470 onwards.

Geography

The municipality borders with Cerreto d'Esi, Costacciaro (PG), Esanatoglia (MC), Fiuminata (MC), Fossato di Vico (PG), Genga, Gualdo Tadino (PG), Matelica (MC), Nocera Umbra (PG), Poggio San Vicino (MC), Sassoferrato, Serra San Quirico and Sigillo (PG).[1]

Frazioni

The hamlets (frazioni) of Fabriano are:

Albacina, Argignano, Attiggio, Bassano, Bastia, Belvedere, Borgo Tufico, Cacciano, Ca' Maiano, Campodiegoli, Campodonico, Cancelli, Cantia, Castelletta, Ceresola, Ciaramella, Coccore, Collamato, Collegiglioni, Colle Paganello, Cupo, Fontanaldo, Grotte, Marena, Marenella, Marischio, Melano, Moscano, Nebbiano, Paterno, Poggio San Romualdo, Precicchie, Rocchetta, Rucce, San Donato, San Giovanni, San Michele, San Pietro, Sant'Elia, Serradica, Valgiubbola, Vallemontagnana, Valleremita, Vallina, Varano, Viacce, Vigne.

Main sights

Fabriano's wealth and commitment to the fine arts in the late medieval period have left it with many monuments.

Churches

Other buildings

Palazzo del Podestà.

Personalities

References

  1. ^ 42382 (x a j h) Fabriano on OpenStreetMap
  2. ^ Guida e statistica della città e Comune di Fabriano, (1874); page 163.
  3. ^ Guida, page 155-156.
  4. ^ Guida, page 159.
  5. ^ Guida, page 154.
  6. ^ Guida, page 154.
  • (Incorporates text from Bill Thayer's Gazetteer of Italy, by permission.)

External links

  • Fabriano official website
  • Museo della Carta (Paper making museum)
  • Fabriano Storica - history, art, culture, legend, curiosity
  • Bill Thayer's site
  • Made in Fabriano Academy
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