Scurcola Marsicana

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Scurcola Marsicana
Comune
Comune di Scurcola Marsicana
Scurcola Marsicana Panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Scurcola Marsicana
Coat of arms
Scurcola Marsicana is located in Italy
Scurcola Marsicana
Scurcola Marsicana
Location of Scurcola Marsicana in Italy
Coordinates: 42°03′51″N 13°20′24″E / 42.06417°N 13.34000°E / 42.06417; 13.34000
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
Frazioni Cappelle dei Marsi
Government
 • Mayor Vincenzo Nuccetelli
Area
 • Total 30.02 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,813
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym Scurcolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67068
Dialing code 0863
Patron saint St. Anthony of Padua, St. Vincent Ferrer
Saint day June 13
Website Official website

Scurcola Marsicana is a comune and town in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.

It is located at the feet of Mount San Nicola, on the western rim of the former Fucine Lake.

History[edit]

The most ancient findings of human presence in the area date from the 9th-8th centuries BC.

The name is of Lombard origin, and is first mentioned around 1150 AD.

In the nearby, in the Piani Palentini, was fought the Battle of Tagliacozzo between Conradin of Hohenstaufen and Charles I of Anjou. The city was also the seat of a massacre of the local population by the Piedmontese troops in the aftermath of the unification of Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Sant'Egidio
  • Church of Sant'Antonio
  • Church of SS. Trinità
  • Church of Maria SS. della Vittoria
  • Castello Orsini (Orsini Castle)

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population data from Istat