Montereale Valcellina

Montereale Valcellina (Friulian: Montreâl) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Pordenone.

Montereale Valcellina
Comune di Montereale Valcellina

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Location of Montereale Valcellina
Montereale Valcellina
Location of Montereale Valcellina in Italy
Montereale Valcellina
Montereale Valcellina (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 46°10′N 12°40′E
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvincePordenone (PN)
FrazioniGrizzo, Malnisio, San Leonardo Valcellina
  MayorIgor Alzetta
  Total67.88 km2 (26.21 sq mi)
317 m (1,040 ft)
 (30 November 2017[2])[3]
  Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0427
WebsiteOfficial website

Montereale Valcellina borders the following municipalities: Andreis, Aviano, Barcis, Maniago, San Quirino.

Montereale was the birthplace (1532) of the miller and philosopher Menocchio, whom the historian Carlo Ginzburg discussed in his now-classic work of microhistory entitled, The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller, first published in Italian in 1976 and in English in 1980.[4]


  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. Ginzburg, Carlo (1980). The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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