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Comune di Aulla
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Aulla is located in Italy
Location o Aulla in Italy
Coordinates: 44°13′N 09°58′E / 44.217°N 9.967°E / 44.217; 9.967
ProvinceMassa an Carrara
 • MayorRoberto Simoncini (syne Juin 2004)
 • Total59 km2 (23 sq mi)
64 m (210 ft)
 (31 Mey 2007)
 • Total10,743
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialin code0187
Patron sauntSt. Caprasius
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Aulla is a comune in the province o Massa an Carrara, Tuscany (central Italy).

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The waws o the Brunella Fortress abuin Aulla

Traces o Roman an Etruscan ceevilizations foond in the Kirk o Saunt Caprisio indicate that thare wur dounsets in Aulla lang afore the 8t century CE, when margrave Adalbert I o Tuscany foondit a veelage an biggit a castle tae accommodate pilgrims travelin the via Francigena.[1] Here, at Aguilla Sigeric, Airchbishop o Canterbury, sojourned on his return journey frae Roum aboot 990.[2] The Malaspina faimily wrestit feudal pouer o the ceety an its contada frae the domination o the bishops an dukes o Luni. In 1543 the Centurione faimily purchased it. They biggit the Fortress Brunella, which wis bocht in the early 20t century bi Lina Waterfield, an remains privately awned, functionin as a museum o natural history for the Lunigiana region. One of the most important biggins o the toun is the Abbey o San Caprasio that wis foondit in the 8t Century an wis namit bi Saunt Caprasius o Lérin, whose bouk wis transferred tae Aulla in the 10t century.

In 1943 the historic centre o Aulla wis destroyed bi Anglo-American bombins aimit at German troops stationed thare durin the Seicont Warld War. A replica o a unexplodit bomb is preservit in the Abbey o San Caprasio. In Apryle 1945 the 442nd Infantry Regiment (Unitit States) leeberatit the ceety o Aulla, efter fierce battles wi retreatin German troops.

Twin towns[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Geo Pistarino, Una fonte medievale falsa e il suo presunto autore (University of Genoa, 1958) demonstrated in detail that the notorious "cartulary of Aulla", supposedly drawn up at the end of the thirteenth century, was in fact a forgery by Alfonso Ceccarelli, who was executed for other forgeries in 1583.
  2. F. P. Magoun, Jr., "The Italian Itinerary of Philip II (Philippe-Auguste) in the Year 1191" Speculum 17.3 (July 1942;367-376) p. 373. Magoun notes that Philip Augustus of France may have stopped here on his more leisurely northward journey in 1191, but the possibly corresponding entry in his itinerary is unclear.

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