Piovene Rocchette

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Piovene Rocchette
Comune
Comune di Piovene Rocchette
Coat of arms of Piovene Rocchette
Coat of arms
Piovene Rocchette is located in Italy
Piovene Rocchette
Piovene Rocchette
Location of Piovene Rocchette in Italy
Coordinates: 45°46′N 11°26′E / 45.767°N 11.433°E / 45.767; 11.433
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Vicenza (VI)
Government
 • Mayor Maurizio Colman
Area
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 277 m (909 ft)
Population (31 August 2008)[1]
 • Total 8,272
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym Piovenesi/Rocchettensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36013
Dialing code 0445
Patron saint St. Stephen
Saint day 26 December
Website Official website

Piovene Rocchette is a town in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, northern Italy. It is west of SP349 provincial road.

Monte Summano dominates Piovene Rocchette and has been place of religious pilgrimage since the 15th century. On the slopes of Mount Summano is the 17th century chapel of Ospizio which once hosted pilgrims making the trip to Monte Summano.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)