Ovindoli

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Ovindoli
Comune
Comune di Ovindoli
Ovindoli is located in Italy
Ovindoli
Ovindoli
Location of Ovindoli in Italy
Coordinates: 42°8′17″N 13°31′1″E / 42.13806°N 13.51694°E / 42.13806; 13.51694Coordinates: 42°8′17″N 13°31′1″E / 42.13806°N 13.51694°E / 42.13806; 13.51694
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
Frazioni Casalmartino, San Potito, Santo Iona
Area
 • Total 58.82 km2 (22.71 sq mi)
Elevation 1,375 m (4,511 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total 1,263
 • Density 21/km2 (56/sq mi)
Demonym Ovindolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67046
Dialing code 0863
Saint day 20 January
Website Official website

Ovindoli is a village and comune of the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Close to Rome, it is a popular resort for both summer and winter sports, including hiking, biking, equestrian activities and downhill and cross-country skiing.

Geography[edit]

Ovindoli lies in the Apennine Mountains of Abruzzo, within the regional park of Sirente-Velino.

History[edit]

Ovindoli became known as a downhill skiing destination following the First World War, but it was not until 1959 that the mountain organized as a modern ski resort; at the time, it was called Valturvema. During the 1961–62 season, ski lifts began to operate and the trails were expanded. Charles Rogers, an American working at that time in the US Embassy in Rome served as President of the Society that worked to develop the area as a ski resort and oversaw the expansion activities. In 1994, the ski resort changed management and was named Monte Magnola and modernized with new trails, ski lifts and snow making capabilities.

Twin towns[edit]

The town has been twinned with the following:

References[edit]

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