Location of Bagnoregio in Italy
|Coordinates: 42°37′36″N 12°5′42″E / 42.62667°N 12.09500°ECoordinates: 42°37′36″N 12°5′42″E / 42.62667°N 12.09500°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Viterbo (VT)|
|Frazioni||Capraccia, Castel Cellesi, Civita di Bagnoregio, Ponzano, Vetriolo|
|• Mayor||Francesco Bigiotti (May 26, 2014 - 2nd mandate)|
|• Total||72.8 km2 (28.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||484 m (1,588 ft)|
|• Density||51/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Bonaventure|
|Saint day||July 15|
Bagnoregio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo in the Italian region of Lazio, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Rome and about 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of Viterbo.
- For ecclesiastical history and titular see, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Bagnoregio
In ancient times it was called Novempagi and Balneum Regium, whence the medieval name of Bagnorea.
During the barbarian invasions of Italy, between the sixth and ninth centuries, the city was taken several times by the Ostrogoths and the Lombards. Charlemagne is said to have included it in the Patrimonium Petri, and the Emperor Louis I to have added it to the Papal States in 822.
The mention in a letter of Pope Gregory the Great of a John newly elected as bishop of Bagnoregio is the earliest extant mention of a bishop of the see of Bagnoregio, but he was doubtlessly not the first bishop. The diocese grew over the centuries, incorporating in 1015 what had been the diocese of Bomarzo. After an earthquake in 1695, the cathedral that had been in Civita di Bagnoregio was replaced by one at Bagnoregio itself. In 1986, the diocese was incorporated into that of Viterbo, by whose bishop it was already administered since the death of the last diocesan bishop of Bagnoregio in 1971. No longer a residential bishopric, Bagnoregio is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.
- All demographics and other statistics: Istat - Italian National Institute of Statistics.
- Francesco Lanzoni, Le diocesi d'Italia dalle origini al principio del secolo VII (an. 604), vol. I, Faenza 1927, pp. 546-547
- Giuseppe Cappelletti, Le Chiese d'Italia della loro origine sino ai nostri giorni, vol. VI, Venice 1847, pp. 23-49
- Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, pp. 685-686
- Konrad Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, vol. 1, pp. 278-279; vol. 2, p. 166
- Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 845
Sources and external links
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. Bagnorea.
- The Fraternity of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in Bagnoregio (in Italian).