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Senigallia
Comune
Città di Senigallia
Piazza del Duca
Piazza del Duca, Senigallia
Coat of arms of Senigallia
Coat of arms
Senigallia within the Province of Ancona
Senigallia within the Province of Ancona
Location of Senigallia in Italy
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Ancona (AN)
Area
 • Total 117.77 km2 (45.47 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Highest elevation 202 m (663 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (31 December 2015)
 • Total 45,027
 • Density 382.330/km2 (990.23/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Senigalliesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 60019
Dialing code 071
Patron saint St. Paulinus
Saint day 4 May
Website Official website

Senigallia is a comune and seaport in Italy. It is on the Adriatic coastline, in the province of Ancona, in the Marche region. It is the second city of the province, after the capital, by the number of people living there.

It is an important seaside resort in the Marche region, and is visited every year by many person. Its beach is known as Spiaggia di Velluto (Velvet Beach).

Geography

Senigallia is on the Adriatic Sea, at the mouth of the Misa river. It has an area of 117.77 km2 (45.47 sq mi) and its altitude is 5 m (16 ft).

The comune borders with the following comuniː Belvedere Ostrense, Mondolfo (Province of Pesaro and Urbino), Monte San Vito, Montemarciano, Morro d'Alba, Ostra, Trecastelli.

Frazioni

The following frazioni (hamlets) are part of Senigalliaː Bettolelle, Borgo Bicchia, Borgo Catena, Borgo Passera, Brugnetto, Cannella, Castellaro, Cesanella, Cesano, Ciarnin, Filetto, Gabriella, Grottino, Mandriola, Marzocca, Montignano, Roncitelli, Sant'Angelo, San Silvestro, Scapezzano and Vallone.

Population

As of 31 December  2015 (2015 -12-31), there are 45,027 persons living in the comune, for a population density of 382.3 inhabitants/km².

Main sights

Despite its ancient origin the city presents a modern appearance, with wide streets. Attractions include:

  • Palazzo Comunale, a palace from the 17th century. Now is called Palazzo di Governo because the offices of the government of the comune are here. It is in the Piazza Roma.
  • Rocca Roveresca - castle of Gothic origin, was restored by Baccio Pontelli in 1492. It has a square plan with four large round tower.
  • The Cathedral of Senigallia (Cattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo), a cathedral built between 1762 and 1790.
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie church - one of the only two churches attributed to Baccio Pontelli (the other is at Orciano di Pesaro, province of Pesaro and Urbino, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) to the west by road). It once housed the painting of Madonna di Senigallia by Piero della Francesca; it is now in the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche in Urbino, Province of Pesaro and Urbino.
  • Chiesa della Croce or Church of the Cross .
  • Rotonda a mare .

People from Albi

Twinned and partner towns

Senigallia is twinned with:

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