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Acri

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Country  Italy
Province / Metropolitan city  Cosenza (CS)
Demonym(s)  Acresi, Acritani
Population  21,195 (2013)
Local time  Wednesday 8:38 PM
Region  Calabria
Elevation  720 m (2,360 ft)
Area  202 km²
Province  Province of Cosenza
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Frazioni  Acqua di Fico, Bellucci, Canaletta, Casalinella, Ceraco, Ceracò, Chimento, Cocozello, Corneto, Croce di Greca, Croce Don Paolo, Cuore di Maria, Cuta, Duglia, Ferrante d'Aragona, Foresta, Gallone Pane, Gioia, La Mucone, La Mucone Sottano, Manca e Galera, Milano, Mischinella, Monsignore, Montagnola, Ordichetto, Pagania, Pagania del Vallone, Pantadia, Pantalea, Pantano d'Olmo, Pantano il Melo, Pantano Soprano, Pantano Sottano, Pastamolla, Petramorella, Piana di Caruso, Pietremarine, Pinitello, Policaretto, Pozzometro, Pucchio, Salice, San Giacomo d'Acri, San Lorenzo, San Martino, Sant'Adriano, Sant'Angelo d'Acri, Santa Maria la Fiumara, Santo Zaccheria, Serra di Cristo, Schito, Serra di Vuda, Serralonga, Serricella, Settarie, Sorbo, Vallone Cupo, Vallone il Melo, Vallone il Pero, Vallone U Midu, Vagno, Vammana, Vupo
Weather  6°C, Wind SW at 23 km/h, 78% Humidity

Acri (Greek: Άκρου, Πανδοσία, Αχερυντια Akroi, Pandosia, Acheruntia) is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy.

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Map of 87041 Acri Province of Cosenza, Italy

Main sights

The town's principal churches have survived various earthquakes over the centuries and have preserved their historical and architectural significance. S. Maria Maggiore Church was rebuilt in the 17th century but preserves a wooden crucifix dating from the 14th century and other noteworthy works are the 16th century S. Francesco di Paolo and the Madonna of Rinfresco. Other works of art can be found in the Capuchin Convent and the mediaeval Annunziata Church.

The Church of Beato Angelo d'Acri and the adjacent museum contain artifacts of the namesake of the church, Beato Angelo. In the museum is the real room where Beato Angelo spent days praying and many articles of his clothing and religious implements. The body of Beato Angelo is displayed in a glass tomb inside of the church.

The castle ruins are preserved along with various former homes of the nobility, now museums, such as the Palazzo Sanseverino and the Palazzo Feraudo.

« Bella la patria mia coi i suoi vigneti, col suo vecchio Castello e suoi torrenti; limpide son le sue fontane, e i venti sospirano di amor per gli uliveti. Di monti coronata e di querceti, sfido l'ira dei nembi e dei potenti; culla di forti, di impavidi ed ardenti di martiri, di santi e di poeti » (Vincenzo Julia)

People

  • Luca Antonio Falcone, O.F.M.Cap., better known as Blessed Angelo of Acri
  • Vincenzo Julia Writer Poet it:Vincenzo Julia
  • Silvio Vigliaturo, Glass artist and painter
  • Charles Atlas, bodybuilder and trainer
  • Angelo Arciglione, pianist
  • References

    Acri Wikipedia


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