Allumiere

Allumiere is a municipality in the province of Rome in the Italian region Latium, located about 4146 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012).

Geography

Allumiere is located 73 km northwest of Rome and 15 km north-east of Civitavecchia. It is located in the nature reserve of the Monti della Tolfa. The Tolfaberge were used for mining minerals such as iron ore and alum since the time of the Etruscans. Hence also the name of the place. Alum is the Italian ancient Allume. Today, however, the Tolfaberge are one of the most isolated regions of Lazio, so that here, among many other animals, yet also have the Tolfa wolves a retreat. The municipal area extends 22-633 m slm

It consists of the six districts Burò, Ghetto, La Bianca, Nona, Polveriera and Sant'Antonio.

Allumiere is a member of the Comunità Montana Monti della Tolfa.

The municipality is located in the seismic zone 4 (very little at risk ).

The neighboring municipalities are clockwise Civitavecchia, Tarquinia (VT), Tolfa and Santa Marinella.

Demographics

Source: ISTAT

Policy

Augusto Battilocchio was elected in May 2007 to the mayor. Mayor of the neighboring town Tolfa was by 2010 his namesake Alessandro Battilocchio. The two are not related.

Coat of arms

On a blue shield five green mountains. In a holly with red berries. Then a crowned eagle.

Twin Cities

  • Eglfing Germany, Upper Bavaria
  • Puzol Spain, Valencia region

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Theodulf Mertelsmann (1806-1899), lawyer, Justice and Home Affairs of the Papal States, Cardinal; crowned by Pope Leo XIII.

Festivals

  • On the first Sunday after Ferragosto ( 15th August) the Palio delle contrada takes place, a donkey race in which the six districts compete against each other.
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