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Palmiano, Province of Ascoli Piceno, Marche

Situated amid the mountains of the Tronto river, the small town is among the least populated communes in the province.

Info

  • Altitude: 550 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 200 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 63040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0736
  • Patron Saint: St. Michele Arcangelo, celebrated on 29th September
  • Frazioni & Localities: Castel San Pietro
  • GPS Coordinates: 42°54'4"N 13°27'38"E
  • Useful Links: a map of Palmiano

History

The name possibly derives from the Latin palmi mano from the shape of the surrounding hills, similar to a hand palm. Its originis go back to an early medieval settlement of Benedictine monks, as shown by remains of a typically Benedictine tower near the hamlet of Pedara. During the French occupation, in 1799 it was taken by a band of highwaymen, who established their headquarters in the townhall, destroying all the historical documents of the Commune.

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