Rivisondoli

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Rivisondoli
Comune
Comune di Rivisondoli
Rivisondoli.jpg
Coat of arms of Rivisondoli
Coat of arms
Rivisondoli is located in Italy
Rivisondoli
Rivisondoli
Location of Rivisondoli in Italy
Coordinates: 41°52′16″N 14°4′3″E / 41.87111°N 14.06750°E / 41.87111; 14.06750
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
Government
 • Mayor Roberto Ciampaglia
Area
 • Total 31.61 km2 (12.20 sq mi)
Elevation 1,320 m (4,330 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total 717
 • Density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Demonym Rivisondolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67036
Dialing code 0864
Patron saint San Nicola
Saint day 6 December
Website www.comune.rivisondoli.aq.it

Rivisondoli is a village and comune in the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It is a ski resort.

Geography[edit]

The village is placed in the plateau of Cinque Miglia and extended on the flank of Monte Calvario.

History[edit]

The small mountain town, whose origins are lost in the mists of time (the first mention dates back to the eighth century AD - Diploma Grimoaldo II, Duke of Benevento, in 724).

Rivisondoli rose in the 12th century in a strategic position along an important military and commercial route, the "Via degli Abruzzi" and was renowned for its production of weapons. A fire almost completely destroyed the village in 1792. Subsequently, the establishment of the Sulmona-Isernia railway helped the development of tourism. In 1913 the Italian Royal Family had its residence here.

Economy[edit]

The village's economy is based on winter tourism, with many skilifts, chairlifts, hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs.

References[edit]

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

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