Pescasseroli

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Pescasseroli
Comune
Comune di Pescasseroli
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Coat of arms of Pescasseroli
Coat of arms
Pescasseroli is located in Italy
Pescasseroli
Pescasseroli
Location of Pescasseroli in Italy
Coordinates: 41°48′N 13°47′E / 41.800°N 13.783°E / 41.800; 13.783
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
Government
 • Mayor Nunzio Finamore
Area
 • Total 92 km2 (36 sq mi)
Elevation 1,167 m (3,829 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 2,204
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Demonym Pescasserolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67032
Dialing code 0863
Patron saint St. Paul
Saint day 30 June
Website Official website

Pescasseroli is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in Southern Abruzzo, central Italy.

A summer and winter resort, it is today the headquarters of the Abruzzo National Park. It is located in the heart of the Monti Marsicani. In 1866, the philosopher Benedetto Croce was born there.

Main sights[edit]

  • Abbey of Sts. Peter and Paul, founded around 1100. It houses a wooden statue of Madonna with Child from the 13th century.

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Microsoft Corp. Encarta Encyclopedia. Italian edition (2002).