Arsoli

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Arsoli
Comune
Comune di Arsoli
Arsoli 01.jpg
Coat of arms of Arsoli
Coat of arms
Arsoli is located in Italy
Arsoli
Arsoli
Location of Arsoli in Italy
Coordinates: 42°02′N 13°01′E / 42.033°N 13.017°E / 42.033; 13.017Coordinates: 42°02′N 13°01′E / 42.033°N 13.017°E / 42.033; 13.017
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rome
Government
 • Mayor Claudio Bruni (since June 2004)
Area
 • Total 12.13 km2 (4.68 sq mi)
Elevation 470 m (1,540 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,670
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00023
Dialing code 0774
Saint day December 23
Website Official website

Arsoli is a town and comune in the province of Rome, central Italy.

The fair held on St. Bartholomew's Day at Arsoli is one of the oldest attested fairs of the region.

History[edit]

The narrow ancient streets of the picturesquely sited and massed medieval centre are still preserved, as well as the castello, once a possession of the Benedictine Order; it dates from the 11th century. The castle is built at the end of a spur, overlooking Arsoli on one side and extending formal gardens on the other. four frescoed rooms on the piano nobile are flanked by guardrooms hung with arms and armor and family portraits: it has been in the possession of the Massimo family, whose head, H.E. the Prince Massimo, is Principe e Signore di Arsoli (Prince and Lord of Arsoli). This rocca has been in his possession since it was purchased by Fabrizio Massimo in 1574.[1] He commissioned Giacomo Della Porta to remodel the church and commissioned the construction of an aqueduct to supplement inadequate wells, for the abundant springs of Arsoli have been tapped to serve the city of Rome since 600 BC, traditional date of an aqueduct, built, according to tradition, by Ancus Marcius.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Arsoli is twinned with:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The three hundredth anniversary of the Massimo presence at Arsoli was celebrated with festivities in 1874, according to information provided by Prince Massimo to Tryphosa Bates Batcheller, Italian Castles and Country Seats 1911:442f.
  2. ^ "Mostar Gradovi prijatelji" [Mostar Twin Towns]. Grad Mostar [Mostar Official City Website] (in Macedonian). Archived from the original on 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 

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