Castel Sant'Elia

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Castel Sant'Elia
Comune di Castel Sant'Elia
Ciborium in the Basilica o Sant'Elia.
Castel Sant'Elia is locatit in Italy
Castel Sant'Elia
Castel Sant'Elia
Location o Castel Sant'Elia in Italy
Coordinates: 42°15′N 12°22′E / 42.250°N 12.367°E / 42.250; 12.367
Kintra Italy
Region Lazio
Province Viterbo (VT)
 • Mayor Rodolfo Mazzolini
 • Total 24.0 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Tot 2,642
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 01030
Dialin code 0761
Patron saunt St. Anastasius and St. Nonnosus
Saunt day 03 September
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Castel Sant'Elia is a comune (municipality) in the Province o Viterbo, Latium, central Italy, locatit aboot 40 kilometres (25 mi) north o Roum an aboot 30 kilometres (19 mi) sootheast o Viterbo.

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Castel Sant'Elia's main attraction is the Basilica o Sant'Elia or Sant'Anastasio, a medieval church built, accordin tae tradeetion, ower a auncient temple o Diana. It dates tae the 1120s an is built in tuff wi three portals, aw sculptit wi flouers, ainimals an monstrous figurs. The interior comprises a nave an twa aisles, dividit bi re-uised auncient columns. Unner the apse is the crypt, hoosin the tombs o St. Anastasius an St. Nonnosus.

Nearby is the Sanctuary of Santa Maria ad Rupes, housing a tunnel with 144 steps carved by hand by a local hermit, an endeavor that took 14 years.

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  1. Population data frae Istat

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