Roccaporena

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Roccaporena
Frazione
Roccaporena
Roccaporena
Roccaporena is located in Italy
Roccaporena
Roccaporena
Coordinates: 42°43′00″N 12°58′00″E / 42.71667°N 12.96667°E / 42.71667; 12.96667Coordinates: 42°43′00″N 12°58′00″E / 42.71667°N 12.96667°E / 42.71667; 12.96667
Country  Italy
Region Umbria
Province Perugia
Comune Cascia
Elevation[1] 707 m (2,320 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 73
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postcode 06043
Area code(s) 0743

Roccaporena is a frazione of the comune (municipality) of Cascia, Umbria, central Italy. It is located at 707 m of altitude, and, according to 2001 census, it had 71 inhabitants.

Overview[edit]

Roccaporena is known to have existed since the Middle Ages: in 1381 Saint Rita of Cascia was born here. The scoglio di Santa Rita ("Rock of St. Rita") is traditionally believed to be the place where she prayed. Roccaporena is also the site of the saint's house, dating to the 14th century, with the adjoining Orto del Miracolo ("Miracle Orchard"), and the 13th-century church of San Montano, where St. Rita married. One of the highlights of St Rita's house is a 17th-century painting by Luca Giordano.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tavola: Popolazione residente per sesso - Perugia (dettaglio loc. abitate) - Censimento 2001.". Istituto Nazionale di Statistica. Retrieved September 4, 2009.