Chiesanuova San Marino
The Municipality of Chiesanuova covers an area of 5,46 km2 and one of its 976 inhabitants (2003 estimate) is Manuel Poggiali, World Motorcycle Champion (125cc and 250cc). Chiesanuova borders on the municipalities of the City of San Marino and Fiorentino and with the Italian towns of Sassofeltrio and San Leo (Province of Pesaro-Urbino) and Verucchio (Province of Rimini).
Originally, the medieval castle of Busignano was located in this territory and only in 1320 did its inhabitants decide autonomously to unite with San Marino. The present name dates back to the 1500's when the ancient church of S. Giovanni Battista in Curte (which no longer exists) was rebuilt.
The Municipal Hall is Casa del Castello di Chiesanuova, via C. Forti, tel. 0549.883450