Luco dei Marsi

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Luco dei Marsi
Comune
Comune di Luco dei Marsi
Luco dei Marsi is located in Italy
Luco dei Marsi
Luco dei Marsi
Location of Luco dei Marsi in Italy
Coordinates: 41°58′N 13°28′E / 41.967°N 13.467°E / 41.967; 13.467Coordinates: 41°58′N 13°28′E / 41.967°N 13.467°E / 41.967; 13.467
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
Frazioni Petogna
Government
 • Mayor Camillo Cherubini
Area
 • Total 44.61 km2 (17.22 sq mi)
Elevation 680 m (2,230 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 5,811
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym Luchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67056
Dialing code 0863
Patron saint Madonna dell'Ospedale
Saint day last Sunday of August
Website Official website

Luco dei Marsi is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is part of the Marsica.

The town was probably founded by the Roman Emperor Claudius to house workers in the drying of the Lacus Fucinus (Lake Fucino). The name derives from a nearby wood, Lucus Angitiae, "Sacred Grove of Angitia," referring to a divine sorceress of the Marsi Italic tribe.

During the Middle Ages it was a fief of the d'Avalos and then of the Colonna family