Rocca Sinibalda

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Rocca Sinibalda
Comune
Comune di Rocca Sinibalda
The Sforza Cesarini Castle.
The Sforza Cesarini Castle.
Coat of arms of Rocca Sinibalda
Coat of arms
Rocca Sinibalda is located in Italy
Rocca Sinibalda
Rocca Sinibalda
Location of Rocca Sinibalda in Italy
Coordinates: 42°16′N 12°56′E / 42.267°N 12.933°E / 42.267; 12.933Coordinates: 42°16′N 12°56′E / 42.267°N 12.933°E / 42.267; 12.933
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rieti (RI)
Frazioni Magnalardo, Pantana, Posticciola, Tomassella, Torricchia, Trampani, Vallecupola
Government
 • Mayor Giancarlo Marotti
Area
 • Total 49.4 km2 (19.1 sq mi)
Elevation 552 m (1,811 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 836
 • Density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Demonym Roccheciani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 02026
Dialing code 0765

Rocca Sinibalda is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Lazio, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Rome and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Rieti.

It is home to the Sforza Cesarini Castle, originally built in 1084 but turned into a more modern fortress in the 1530s by Baldassare Peruzzi, commissioned by Cardinal Alessandro Cesarini. The interior has frescoes from the 17th and 18th centuries.

The remains of the ancient Sabine town of Trebula Mutusca are not far.

References[edit]

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