San Benedetto in Perillis

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San Benedetto in Perillis
Comune
Comune di San Benedetto in Perillis
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Coat of arms of San Benedetto in Perillis
Coat of arms
San Benedetto in Perillis is located in Italy
San Benedetto in Perillis
San Benedetto in Perillis
Location of San Benedetto in Perillis in Italy
Coordinates: 42°11′7″N 13°46′18″E / 42.18528°N 13.77167°E / 42.18528; 13.77167
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Province of L'Aquila (AQ)
Government
 • Mayor Giancaterino Gualtieri
Area
 • Total 19.08 km2 (7.37 sq mi)
Elevation 878 m (2,881 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 128
 • Density 6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
Demonym Sambenedettini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67020
Dialing code 0862
Patron saint Saint Benedict
Saint day March 31

San Benedetto in Perillis is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy. The town is 43 kilometres (27 mi) from the regional capital, L'Aquila.

History[edit]

In the High Middle Ages, a monastery was built here to serve the peasantry of L'Aquila. Charles V of Spain later granted the lands around the town to one of the captains of his army. Eventually, the Caracciolo family took control of the area, being replaced in the 18th century by the Celestine Fathers of L'Aquila.

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In popular culture[edit]

The movie Ladyhawke (1985) was filmed in the monastery of San Benedetto.

References[edit]

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

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