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Comune di Genazzano
Genazzano is located in Italy
Location o Genazzano in Italy
Coordinates: 41°50′N 12°58′E / 41.833°N 12.967°E / 41.833; 12.967
 • MayorFabio Ascenzi (Centre-Left)
 • Total32.04 km2 (12.37 sq mi)
375 m (1,230 ft)
 (30 April 2009)
 • Total5,986
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code06
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Genazzano is a toun an comune in the province o Roum, locatit on a tuff spur at 375 m ower the sea level which, stairtin frae the Monti Prenestini, ends on the Sacco River valley.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name oreeginates frae its role as vacation resort for the auncient Roman gens Genucia. In the 11t century AD it wis a fief o the Colonna faimily who, frae thair Baronal Palace (castle), controlled the road frae Naples tae Roum.

In the fift century, durin the reign o Pape Sixtus III, the toun o Genazzano contreibutit a lairge portion o its revenue for the Roman basilica nou kent as Santa Maria Maggiore. In appreciation, a kirk wis biggit in Genazzano an wis later entrustit tae the Augustinian Order in 1356.

The Oor Lady o Guid Coonsel oreeginal fresco frae Genazzano.

The kirk haulds the oreeginal fresco o Oor Lady o Guid Coonsel (Laitin: Mater boni consilii) a title gien tae the Blessed Virgin Mary, efter the allegedly miraculous fresco. Measurin 40 bi 45 centimetres the image is executit on a thin layer o porcelain nae thicker than a egg shell.[1] Ower the hunderyears, devotions tae Oor Lady o the Guid Coonsel grew amang saunts an Papes. Mair nor ony ither pape, Leo XIII wis deeply attached tae this devotion.[2] The smaw Scapular o Oor Lady o Guid Coonsel (the White Scapular) wis presentit bi the Hermits o St. Augustine tae Pape Leo XIII, who, in Dizember 1893, appruivit it an endoued it wi indulgences. On 22 Apryle 1903, that same Pape includit the invocation "Mater boni consilii" in the Litany o Loreto.

Genazzano DOC[eedit | eedit soorce]

On the soothren slopes o Monti Prenestini owerleukin the Valle del Sacco is the Genazzano Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) region that produces baith reid an white wines. The DOC reid blend is componit o 70–90% Sangiovese, 10–30% Cesanese Comune an up tae 20% o ither local reid grape varieties lik Abbuoto. The DOC white wine is componit o 50–70% Malvasia di Candia, 10–30% each o Bellone an Bombino bianco an up tae 40% o ither local white grape varieties. Grapes destined for DOC wine production must be harvestit tae a yield nae greater than 14 tonnes/hectare wi the feenished wines needin tae attain a minimum alcohol level o at least 10.5% for the white wines an 11% for the reds.[3]

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Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Joan Carroll Cruz, 1984 Relics, Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, ISBN 0-87973-701-8 page 74
  2. Ann Ball, 2003 Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices ISBN 0-87973-910-X page 515
  3. P. Saunders Wine Label Language pp. 166-167 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X