Giro d’Italia 2014 stage 7 is a 211 km flat stage from Frosinone to Foligno. At the 172.5th km of the race, the 646-meter high Valica Della Somma climb will be a real challenge for the sprinters.
Giro d’Italia 2014 stage 7 quick info
- DATE: May 16, 2014, Friday
- STAGE TYPE: Flat
- START-FINISH: Frosinone (202m) > Foligno (228m)
- LENGTH OF THE COURSE: 211.0 km
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Giro d’Italia 2014 stage 7 start: Frosinone
Giro d’Italia 2014 stage 7 start town, Frosinone is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, the administrative seat of the Province of Frosinone. It is located about 75 km south-east of Rome close to the Rome-Naples Autostrada A1. It is commonly identified as the capital of the geographical region of Ciociaria.
Frosinone is located on a hill overlooking the valley of the Sacco River and is surrounded by the Ernici and Lepini mountain ranges.
East of Frosinone lies an early gothic Cistercian cloister.
Monuments and places of interest in Frosinone
- Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta: It is the most important church in Frosinone and is located on the highest point of the hill on which the historic center of the city.
- Abbey Church of San Benedetto: Built in 1134, it is also the oldest art gallery in the city. It was rebuilt between 1750 and 1797 in late Baroque style.
- Sanctuary of the Madonna della Neve: It was built as a rural chapel at the end of the seventeenth century.
- Church of San Magno or of the Madonna della Delibera: It dates back to the 9th century, but the current appearance of the church is partly due to the restoration of 1747.
- Church of the Santissima Annunziata: Built in as early as 1785, it was destroyed by the bombings of the Second World War, and therefore rebuilt in the 1950s. In 1984 it suffered extensive damage following an earthquake, restored, and became usable again in 2000.
- Church of Santa Lucia: A church with this name was built in the 16th century at the behest of Bishop Ennio Filonardi, for the burial of those sentenced to death, in the place where the Bank of Italy building would later rise. In 1840 it was rebuilt on the current Corso della Repubblica in neoclassical forms. The church survived the bombings of 1943 when it is estimated that 95% of the buildings in that area had been destroyed.
- Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie or San Gerardo: Built in the 18th century.
- Pietro Tiravanti Palace
- The Ivy Skyscraper
- Bank of Italy Building
- Monument to Nicola Ricciotti
- War Memorial
- Livio de Carolis Fountain
- Fontana Bussi and Ponte della Fontana
- Monument to Lieutenant Simm
- Monument to Umberto I
- Roman amphitheater: The ruins of a Roman amphitheater, built between the end of the first century and the beginning of the second century, are at the foot of the hill on which the historic center of the city now stands, near the Cosa river.
- Roman baths: In 2007, some excavations near Piazza De Matthaeis brought to light a large sector of a thermal plant dating back to between the end of the III and the beginning of the IV century AD, overlooking an ancient road layout. From the archaeological investigations, still in progress, some masonry structures, mosaics, and furnishings have also emerged that suggest occupation of the area between the third and first centuries BC, with at least one dwelling structure of a rustic type and others of unclear definition.
- Tomb of Sant’Angelo: It is 2nd-century funerary monument located in Sant’Angelo, north-east of the city center.
- Villa Comunale
- Park of the Hills
- Parco dei Nonni
- Garden of the Five Senses
- Pond of Maniano
- Le Fontanelle
- Lo Schioppo
- Park of the Tonic Fountain
- Matusa Park
Giro d’Italia 2014 stage 7 finish: Foligno
Giro d’Italia 2014 stage 7 finish town, Foligno is an ancient town of Italy in the province of Perugia in east-central Umbria, on the Topino river where it leaves the Apennines and enters the wide plain of the Clitunno river system. It is located 40 kilometers (25 miles) south-east of Perugia, 10 km (6 mi) north-north-west of Trevi, and 6 km (4 mi) south of Spello.
Foligno railway station forms part of the mainline from Rome to Ancona, and is the junction for Perugia; it is thus an important rail center, with repair and maintenance yards for the trains of central Italy, and was therefore subjected to severe Allied aerial bombing in World War II, responsible for its relatively modern aspect, although it retains some medieval monuments.
Of its Roman past, no significant trace remains, with the exception of the regular street plan of the center. Other resources include sugar refineries and metallurgical, textile, building materials, and paper and timber industries. After the war, the city’s position in the plain and again its rail connections have led to a considerable suburban spread with the attendant problems of traffic and air pollution, as well as a severe encroachment on the Umbrian wetlands.
Foligno is on an important interchange road junction in central Italy and 2 km (1 mi) away from the center of the city there is the Foligno Airport.