Calcata

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Calcata
Comune di Calcata
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Calcata is locatit in Italy
Calcata
Calcata
Location o Calcata in Italy
Coordinates: 42°13′N 12°25′E / 42.217°N 12.417°E / 42.217; 12.417
KintraItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceViterbo (VT)
Govrenment
 • MayorLuciano Sestili
Area
 • Total7.67 km2 (2.96 sq mi)
Elevation
172 m (564 ft)
Population
 (2007)
 • Tot885
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Calcatesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
01030
Dialin code0761
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Calcata is a comune an toun in the Province o Viterbo in the Italian region Lazio, locatit 47 km north o Roum bi caur, owerleukin the valley o Treja river.

Calcata borders the follaein municipalities: Faleria, Magliano Romano, Mazzano Romano, Rignano Flaminio.

In the 1930s, the hill touns's fortifeed historic centre wis condemned bi the govrenment for fear that the volcanic cliffs the auncient commonty wis built upon wad collapse. Local residents muived tae nearbi Calcata Nuova. In the 1960s, the emptied historical centre began tae be repopulatit bi airtists an hippies who squattit in its medieval stane an masonry structurs. Mony o the squatters eventually purchased their homes, the govrenment reversed its condemnation order, an the residents o wha haed become a airtistic commonty began restorin the auncient toun.

This trend haes continued. The day the toun haes a thrivin airtistic commonty describit in the New York Times as wha "mey be the grooviest veelage in Italy, hame tae a wacky commonty o about 100 airtists, bohemians, agin hippies an New Age teeps."[1]

The historical centre now includes restaurants, cafes, and art galleries.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Auld Toun
  • Church of Santissimo Nome di Gesù, dating from the 14th century but restored from 1793.
  • Sub-urban Pairk o Treja Valley.
  • Remains of the Faliscan temple of Monte Li Santi (outside the village).

Demographic evolution[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Calcata, Italy: Where Newcomers Gave an Old Town a Second Life, Published: January 28, 2007, New York Times, Retrieved September 13, 2010

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]