LAURENZANA is a town and comune in the province of
* 1 History * 2 Main sights * 3 Economy * 4 Religious festivals * 5 Typical local dishes * 6 Demographic * 7 Twin towns * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links
Laurenzana's origins probably date from the 12th century when the
The CHIESA MADRE DELL\'ASSUNTA with a stone portal dating from 1780 is the main church. It a polychrome marble main altar, and a 16th-century fresco along with 18th-century Neapolitan school altarpieces.
Near the Assunta there is a belvedere from which it is possible to view the surrounding valleys and mountains. Near town is a trail in the Abetina ("Fir-wood") of Laurenzana, covering an area of 8 square kilometres (3.1 sq mi) on which silver firs and beech trees grow. The Società Botanica Italiana has considered the Abetina as a biotope of extraordinary environmental interest and has designated it a "Riserva Naturale Regionale".
The Church of the MADONNA DEL CARMINE houses a 1611 canvas painted by Giovanni Battista Serra from Tricarico .
Up to a few years ago,
* Beato Egidio da Laurenzana: January 10 (date of birth); Last Sunday in May or First Sunday in June * Sant'Antonio di Padova : June 13 * San Vito : June 15 * Madonna del Carmelo : July 16 * San Rocco : August 16 * Madonna Addolorata : Last Sunday in September
TYPICAL LOCAL DISHES
Calzone ripieno con salame. (
Calzone filled with salame)
Gnocchi con le rape. (
Gnocchi with turnips)
* Pane di grano duro cotto al forno (Hard grain bread cooked in an
* Sauzezz r laurnzn (
* Barberino di Mugello , Italy
* Gaetani dell\'Aquila d\'Aragona , princes of Piedimonte, and dukes of Laurenzana
* ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical
institute Istat .
* ^ EXCERPTED FROM: