Palmiano, Province of Ascoli Piceno, Marche region, Italy
Situated amid the mountains of the Tronto river, the small town is among the least populated communes in the province.
Altitude: 550 m a.s.l -- Population: ca. 200 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 63040 -- Phone Area Code: 0736 -- Patron Saint: San 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
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in 1799 it was taken by a band of highwaymen, who established their headquarters in the townhall, destroying all the historical documents of the Commune.
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