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Comune di Treia
Treia is located in Italy
Location o Treia in Italy
Coordinates: 43°19′N 13°19′E / 43.317°N 13.317°E / 43.317; 13.317
ProvinceMacerata (MC)
FrazioniPasso di Treia, Chiesanuova di Treia, Santa Maria in Selva, Camporota
 • Total93 km2 (36 sq mi)
342 m (1,122 ft)
 (31 Dizember 2004)
 • Total9,606
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code0733
Patron sauntSt. Patrick
Saunt dayMarch 17
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Treia is a toun an comune in the province o Macerata in the central Marche (Italy). It is 7 km (4.3 mi) N o Pollenza, 12 km (7.5 mi) W of Macerata, an 18 km (11 mi) NNE o Tolentino.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Treia is said tae hae been foondit bi the Sabine fowk in 380 BCE; it is certain that at in the plain belaw the modren toun an aboot 2 km (1.2 mi) tae the wast o it, at SS. Crocifisso, thare wis a smaw Roman toun bi that name, which is recordit as a municipium in 109 BCE. Lairge Egyptian releegious statues o the Roman period hae been foond an are kept in the toun's museum: they are unique in the Marche.

The Roman toun appears tae hae been abandoned at the faw o the Wastren Empire, an anerly in the 10t century wis a new toun foondit on the top o the hill, namit Montecchio. The toun sidit wi the Pape in the temporal struggles o central Italy, an wis besiegit several times, an in pairticular in 1239 bi Enzio, son an vicar o Frederick II an again in 1263 bi Conrad o Antioch, who wis captured at the nearbi battle o Vallesacco, an held for several months in toun in a smaw preeson (nou in uise as a caffé).

Montecchio eventually became pairt o the Papal States, an in 1790 Pape Pius VI rewairdit it for its faithfulness bi raisin it tae the offeecial rank o "ceety", at the same time renamin it bi its Roman name o Treia.

Treia's maist famous native wis the airchaeologist an airt creetic Luigi Lanzi.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • the medieval brick Duomo (cathedral)
  • the 17t‑century Town Haw (Palazzo Municipale) includes a collection o Renaissance an classical pentins that mey be visitit on request
  • Santuario del SS. Crocefisso, a lairge early 20t‑century kirk complex
  • A museum o the toun's history, inauguratit in 2004.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

(Text originally based on Bill Thayer's webpage, by permission.)