Antrodoco

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Antrodoco
Comune
Comune di Antrodoco
Coat of arms of Antrodoco
Coat of arms
Antrodoco is located in Italy
Antrodoco
Antrodoco
Location of Antrodoco in Italy
Coordinates: 42°25′N 13°05′E / 42.417°N 13.083°E / 42.417; 13.083Coordinates: 42°25′N 13°05′E / 42.417°N 13.083°E / 42.417; 13.083
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rieti (RI)
Frazioni Rocca di Corno, Rocca di Fondi
Government
 • Mayor Sandro Grassi (since July 2012) (Lista Civica "Per Crescere Insieme")
Area
 • Total 63 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation 525 m (1,722 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,845
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym Antrodocani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 02013
Dialing code 0746
Patron saint St. Anne
Saint day July 26
Website Official website

Antrodoco is a town and comune in the province of Rieti, in the Lazio region of central Italy.

History[edit]

Located in Italy. The name derives from the Latin Interocrea (between the mountains). During 2010, the town was briefly affiliated with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who offered Libyan financing for urban regeneration. Libyan cash may help Italian town beat recession

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Santa Maria Assunta
  • Santa Maria della Nave
  • Monte Giano : next to Antrodoco, the Summit of Monte Giano (altitude 1850 M) bears a huge "DUX" (latin for Duce , Leader, meaning Benito Mussolini) inscription in bold Art Deco / fascist typeface.

It is actually a purposely planted pine clump , intended as an 1939 homage to the facist leader by the national school of foresters. On clear winter days the motto , in dark pine green against white snow is visible from quite far (some say even from Rome). Though there was some talks and attempts by antifascists to erase the motto, it is now considered as an histiorical landmark and has even got some restoration as of 2007

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