Researching Montalto Uffugo, Cosenza, Calabria
Thursday, July 19, 2007 (15:14:51)

Posted by Cathy


I am currently researching the state civil records of Montalto Uffugo. Montalto Uffugo is located in Cosenza Province in the northern portion of Calabria. Surrounded by mountains, Montalto Uffugo is fairly large by village standards. It is the second largest city in Cosenza Province. The largest is the city of Cosenza. The community seems very proud of it's long history and heritage. It is an old city even by Italian standards and the oldest Church in Montalto Uffugo - Madonna Della Serra was built in the 1600's. It's baroque architecture and beauty are the pride of the comune. Montalto Uffugo's most famous citizen was Ruggerio Leoncavello who wrote the great opera Pagliacci. It is said that he based that opera on an actual occurence in the town when he was a child involving a clown and a murder. Today, the town is still very proud of Leoncavello and hosts an annual opera competition in his name. Unlike much of Calabria, Montalto Uffugo enjoys a steadily rising population rather than a declining population. In 2001 the population boasted 17,382 residents. In 1901 the population was 6,991. Besides the state civil records I am also attempting to trace the immigrants who left this comune for The United States, Canada and South America. Address for State Cival Records

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via Municipio
CAP 87046
Montalto Uffugo (Cosenza)
Italy

phone: +39 984 931853
person in charge: Giuseppina ABATE




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