Alvito, Lazio

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Comune di Alvito
Remains o the Alvito Castle.
Remains o the Alvito Castle.
Alvito is located in Italy
Location o Alvito in Italy
Coordinates: 41°41′N 13°44′E / 41.683°N 13.733°E / 41.683; 13.733
ProvinceFrosinone (FR)
 • MayorDuilio Martini (syne Mey 2006)
 • Total52 km2 (20 sq mi)
475 m (1,558 ft)
 (1 December 2009)
 • Total2,897
 • Density56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code0776
Patron sauntSt. Valerius Martyr
Saunt dayFirst Tuesday efter Pentecost
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Alvito is a toun an comune in central Italy, in the province o Frosinone, sooth o Roum in the Lazio region. Its hame tae ane o the auldest Italian castles.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Alvito wis cried in antiquity "Albitum", an wis later a possession o the Abbey o Montecassino, an then o the Coonts o Aquino an the Cantelmo faimily.

Alvito wis the seat of a Duchy, creatit in 1454, on the boondar o the Kinrick o Naples (later, Kinrick o the Twa Sicilies). Alvito, thegither wi Sora, remained faithful tae the Angevine line durin the conquest o Alfonso V o Aragon, bein conquered bi the Aragonese anerly in 1496. Later it wis a possession o the Gallio faimily.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The veelage is airticulatit in three destrict urban nuclei that include: la Rocca (fortress), il Peschio, il Borgo Basso, contained in lang toun-waws still well preservit here an thare. The Palazzo Ducale (or Palazzo Gallio, Ducal Palace), built in Renaissance style bi Tolomeo Gallio in the late 16t-early 17t hunderyears, is locatit on the main road o the Basso Suburb, constitutin the true nucleus o the present veelage. A little bit forrit, on the left haund, a short smaw road goes uphill tae the Kirk o S. Teresa. The Kirk is o baroque style, wi a heich portal.

The Pairish o S. Simeone (16t hunderyear) haes a Romanesque bell touer an an 18t-hunderyear interior. Frae the kirk, passin throu a Gothic gate, is a stairwey leadin tae the ex-monastery o S. Nicholas, destroyed bi the yirdquauk in 1915, restored in 1934: it haes maintained the chorus an the inlaid cupboards o the 18t hunderyear, ordered bi Pape Clement XIV.

Historical population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year 1861 1881 1901 1921 1936 1951 1971 1991 2001
Population 3.822 5.041 6.290 6.809 5.391 4.934 3.289 3.151 3.031

Source: ISTAT

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