Aulla

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Aulla
Comune di Aulla
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Aulla is located in Italy
Aulla
Aulla
Location o Aulla in Italy
Coordinates: 44°13′N 09°58′E / 44.217°N 9.967°E / 44.217; 9.967
KintraItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceMassa an Carrara
Govrenment
 • MayorRoberto Simoncini (syne Juin 2004)
Area
 • Total59 km2 (23 sq mi)
Elevation
64 m (210 ft)
Population
 (31 Mey 2007)
 • Total10,743
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Aullesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
54011
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

Signacles o Roman an Etruscan ceevilizations foond in the Kirk o Saunt Caprisio shawed at thare wis dounsets in Aulla lang afore the 8t century CE, whan margrave Adalbert I o Tuscany foondit a veelage an biggit a castle tae accommodate pilgrims travelin the via Francigena.[1] Here, Sigeric, Airchbishop o Canterbury, ludgit at Aguilla on his hame-comin journey frae Roum in aboot 990.[2] The Malaspina faimily warstilt feudal pouer o the ceety an its contada frae the bishops' an dukes' owergangin o Luni. In 1543 the Centurione faimily purchased it. They biggit the Fortress Brunella, whilk wis bocht in the early 20t century bi Lina Waterfield, an remains privately awned, functionin as a museum o naitural history fur the Lunigiana region. Ane o the toun's maist important biggins is the Abbey o San Caprasio that wis foondit in the 8t Century an wis namit bi Saunt Caprasius o Lérin, whase bouk wis transport tae Aulla in the 10t century.

In 1943 the historic centre o Aulla wis destroyed bi Anglo-American bombins aimit at German troups stanced thare in the Seicont Warld War. A limn o a wanexplodit bomb is preserved 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 troups.

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) demonstratit in detail at the notour "cartulary o Aulla", thocht tae hae been drawn up at the end o the thirteent century, was in fact a forgery by Alfonso Ceccarelli, wha wis execute fur ither forgeries in 1583.
  2. F. P. Magoun, Jr., "The Italian Itinerary o Philip II (Philippe-Auguste) in the Year 1191" Speculum 17.3 (July 1942;367-376) p. 373. Magoun notes that Philip Augustus of France micht hae reestit here on his saunterin northlins journey in 1191, but the possibly confeirin entry in his itinerary is unclear.

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