Rocca Pia

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Rocca Pia
Comune di Rocca Pia
Rocca Pia is located in Italy
Rocca Pia
Rocca Pia
Location of Rocca Pia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°56′4″N 13°58′40″E / 41.93444°N 13.97778°E / 41.93444; 13.97778Coordinates: 41°56′4″N 13°58′40″E / 41.93444°N 13.97778°E / 41.93444; 13.97778
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
 • Total 45.00 km2 (17.37 sq mi)
Elevation 1,181 m (3,875 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total 183
 • Density 4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Demonym Roccolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67030
Dialing code 0864
Saint day 19 March
Website Official website

Rocca Pia is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Its territory extended up to the level of Cinquemiglia.[2] Rocca Pia is also the name of a castle in Tivoli, near Rome.

Castle Rocca Pia[edit]

The castle of Rocca Pia, built in 1461 by Pope Pius II

The castle replaced the earlier Callisto II Borgia and derives its name from Pio II Piccolomini, the Humanist Pope who had ordered that the castle be built in Tivoli in 1461. Niccolo and Varrone were the two architects entrusted with the construction of the castle. The castle took one year to build and its main purpose was to control the city and to prevent any future revolts or violence.[3]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ "Comune di Rocca Pia"
  3. ^ "Life in Italy"

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