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Comune di Muggia
Banner o Muggia Milje
Coat of airms o Muggia Milje
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Muggia Milje is located in Italy
Muggia Milje
Location o Muggia
Milje in Italy
Coordinates: 45°36′N 13°46′E / 45.600°N 13.767°E / 45.600; 13.767
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvinceTrieste (TS)
FrazioniAquilinia (Žavlje), S.Barbara (Korošci), Chiampore (Čampore), Zindis, Lazzaretto-S.Bartolomeo (Sveti Jernej), Belpoggio (Beloglav)
 • MayorNerio Nesladek
 • Total13 km2 (5 sq mi)
3 m (10 ft)
 (31 May 2007)[1]
 • Total13,412
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code040
Patron sauntSaunts John an Paul
Saunt day26 June
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Muggia (Slovene: Milje) is an Italian comune in the extreme sooth-east o Trieste lyin on the mairch wi Slovenie.

Muggia is the last an anerly flap of Istrie still in Italian territory, efter the dissolution o the Free Territory o Trieste in 1954.

Its territory, limitit on the sea-side bi a ower 7 km lang shoreline featurin a coast road o exceptional brawness an on the mairch side bi a hill seestem Monti di Muggia, includin Mt. Castellier, Mt. S. Michele, Mt. Zuc an Monte d'Oro, that dominate ower a vast landscape o Italian an Istrie coast, is characterizit bi a rich sub-continental vegetation o baith Carsic an Istrian type.

It haes a mairch crossin, kent as San Bartolomeo, wi Slovenie an the extreme wast o the comune at Lazaretto. The Slovenie mairch crossin is cried Lazaret in Koper municipality.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Muggia oreeginatit as a prehistoric fortifee'd veelage (castelliere), aroond 8t-7t century BC. The territory wis conquered in 178-177 BC bi the Romans, who creatit here a dounset (Castrum Muglae). Efter the faw o the Wastren Roman Empire, Muggia wis unner Ostrogoth, Lombard, Byzantine, Avar an Frank dominations, till, in 931, keeng Hugh o Italy donatit it tae the Patriairch o Aquileia.

Afore the year 1000 a new dounset wis biggit on the seashore, initially namit the Veelage o the Laurel an then Muglae->Muglia->Mulia->Muia->Muggia (muglia seems tae be a auncient place-name meanin "coastal swamp"). Efter the 13t century the new veelage, nou grown tae the status o ceety, pronooncit itsel a municipality an defined its territory as borderin wi thae o Trieste an Koper (Italian Capodistria), but stayed still poleetically boond tae the Patriairchy o Aquileia. Frae this period are the cathedral an the ceety haw, the latter haein been rebuilt in the last century. Haein passed eventually in 1420 unner the Republic o Venice, Muggia shared thareefter the fates o the Serenissima.

Efter the latter's faw in 1797, it became pairt o the Austrian Empire, unner which it developit a important naval shipbiggin industry which flourished till efter Warld War II.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Muggia provides mony evident traces o its Venetian tradeetions an oreegin, as showed bi the dialect, the gastronomic tradeetions, the gothic-venetian style o some hooses, the devious "calli", the loggias, the ogive arches, the auncient coats o airms on the façades but maistly the main square, a true Venetian "campiello".

Memories o its early ages include an important pre-historic "castelliere" on Mt. Castellier (S. Barbara) an Roman (Airchaeological Pairk o Castrum Muglae) an medieval remains in Muggia Vecchia (Auld Muggia), ance ane o the gairdin castles that in the 10t century wur biggit tae defend the Istrie mairch against the invasion o the Hungars.

The Castle o Muggia, destroyed in 1353 bi the Triestines, retains several remains o the previous period sic as the ruins o the waws. A touer datin back tae 1374 wis due tae the Patriairch o Aquileia Marquard o Muggia. Later in 1735, unner the govrenment o the Republic o Venice, it wis restored, but it wis totally abandoned durin the follaein century. The Castle wis restored bi its current awners, the sculptor Villi Bossi an his wife Gabriella, an mey be visitit upon request.

The maist important airt attraction is the little basilica o Santa Maria Assunta (10t-13t century), hoosin frescoes frae the 14t-15t centuries.

Panoramic o Muggia

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amang the occurrences characterizin the socio-cultural life o this smaw ceety is well worth mentionin the Carnival o Muggia.

The Carnival absorbs hintle o the population o Muggia engagin thaim in the construction o allegoric cairts articulatit an muivin in order tae better mock the chosen victim an in the realization o gorgeous costumes. Durin thae seiven days the ceety becomes a true open-air theatre afferin a continuous entertainment that previsibly climaxes in the great parade on the last Sunday.

Twin touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. "Sito ufficiale del Comune di Muggia". Retrieved 27 Mairch 2010.

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