San Vito al Tagliamento

San Vito al Tagliamento (Friulian: San Vît dal Tiliment) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Pordenone.

San Vito al Tagliamento
Comune di San Vito al Tagliamento

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Location of San Vito al Tagliamento
San Vito al Tagliamento
Location of San Vito al Tagliamento in Italy
San Vito al Tagliamento
San Vito al Tagliamento (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 45°54′N 12°52′E
CountryItaly
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvincePordenone (PN)
FrazioniCarbona, Gleris, Ligugnana, Madonna di Rosa, Prodolone, Rosa, Savorgnano
Government
  MayorAntonio Di Bisceglie (PD, Progetto Insieme San Vito)
Area
  Total60.88 km2 (23.51 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2015)[2]
  Total15 106
Demonym(s)Sanvitesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33078
Dialing code0434
Patron saintSaint Vito
Saint dayJune 15
WebsiteOfficial website

Main sights

It is a medieval town on the right bank of the Tagliamento river.

The main attractions are:

  • Three towers of the old medieval walls, one of which houses a small archaeological museum
  • Church of San Lorenzo (1479)
  • Church of Santa Maria dei Battuti, housing works by Pomponio Amalteo and Giovanni Antonio Pilacorte.
  • Palazzo Rota, now Town Hall
  • The Duomo (Cathedral), with a triptych by Andrea Bellunello and works by Amalteo, Gaspare Diziani and Padovanino.

Twin towns

San Vito al Tagliamento is twinned with:

People

  • Antonio Altan (San Vito al Tagliamento, end of 14th century – 1450), bishop and papal envoy.
  • Pomponio Amalteo Motta di Livenza, 1505 – San Vito al Tagliamento, 1588), painter.
  • Paolo Sarpi (Venice, 1552 – 1623), religious, theologian, historian and scientist hailing from San Vito.
  • Anton Lazzaro Moro (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1687 – 1764), religious and naturalist.
  • Pietro Angelo Cristofoli (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1841 – 1920), soldier in Garibaldi's army.
  • Zefferino Tomè (1905-1979), politician, Senator of the Republic and former city mayor.
  • Claudio Fogolin (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1872 – 1945), cofounder Lancia company.
  • Federico Morassutti (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1876 – Padua ,1954), entrepreneur and philanthropist, a prominent member of the Morassutti family.
  • Arnaldo Mussolini (Dovia di Predappio, 1885 – Milan, 1931), reporter and politician, Benito Mussolini's brother. He was a teacher in San Vito.
  • Riccardo Cassin (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1909 – Pian dei Resinelli, 2009), mountaineer.
  • Vito Mussolini (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1912 – 1963), reporter and Italian politician, Benito Mussolini's Nephew.
  • Carlo Tullio Altan (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1916 – Palmanova, 2005), anthropologist, sociologist and philosopher.
  • Anna Maria Frisacco (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1916 – Trieste, 2012), tennis player.
  • Franco Castellano (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1957), actor.
  • Andrea Cessel (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1969), basketball player.
  • Filippo Cristante (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1977), soccer player.
  • Bryan Cristante (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1995), soccer player.
  • Massimo Donati (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1981), soccer player.
  • Melissa Comin De Candido (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1983), figure roller skater.
  • Giuseppe Enrico Gastaldis (unknown – unknown), agronomist.
  • Alberto Fasulo (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1976), film director, Marc'Aurelio d'oro winner at Festival del cinema di Roma 2013 edition.
  • Carlo Pegorer (San Vito al Tagliamento, 1955), politician, Senathor of the Republic since 2006.

Curiosity

  • The marriage of Prime Minister Pietro Badoglio was celebrated in San Vito al Tagliamento.
  • Benito Mussolini's brother taught in San Vito al Tagliamento for several years. First at Gleris and later at Falcon-Vial's institute.
  • In San Vito al Tagliamento, it is possible to find the miraculous painting about "Madonna di Rosa" crowned by Pope Leo XIII "Queen and protectress of Tagliamento and his inhabitants".
  • In the yard in front of Ligugnana's church there is the sculpture of Saint Lawrence, sculpted by Pierino Sam (1921-2010).

References

  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.


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