Nespolo

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Nespolo
Comune
Comune di Nespolo
Coat of arms of Nespolo
Coat of arms
Nespolo is located in Italy
Nespolo
Nespolo
Location of Nespolo in Italy
Coordinates: 42°9′N 13°4′E / 42.150°N 13.067°E / 42.150; 13.067
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Rieti (RI)
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Angelini
Area
 • Total 8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Elevation 886 m (2,907 ft)
Population (2008[1])
 • Total 287
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Demonym Nespolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 02020
Dialing code 0765

Nespolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Lazio. It is located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Rome and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Rieti.

Nespolo borders the municipalities of Carsoli and Collalto Sabino.

Nespolo is a rural community, with an economy originally based on farming and chestnut orchards, and has a population of 281. The town sits on a mountain ridge and extends over a half circle shape. It's origins date back to the 14th century, somewhere between 1350 and 1400 when a number of scattered populations of the area joined together into a village proper, mainly for defense purpose.

The town is composed of two distinct sections, the "Colle di qua" facing north, and the "Colle di la'" facing west, probably two distinct settlements each headed by a leading strong family. The town church, built oh a high point between the two sections was founded in 1357 and renovated in 1521.

Since the high part of town is known as "Castelluccio" it is possible that it may have been the site of a small castle likely built by the nearby lords of Collalto who presided over the territory.

If you speak Italian you can visit the Comune di Nespolo web site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.