Tagliacozzo

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Tagliacozzo
Comune
Comune di Tagliacozzo
Piazza dell'Obelisco.
Piazza dell'Obelisco.
Coat of arms of Tagliacozzo
Coat of arms
Tagliacozzo is located in Italy
Tagliacozzo
Tagliacozzo
Location of Tagliacozzo in Italy
Coordinates: 42°4′13″N 13°15′20″E / 42.07028°N 13.25556°E / 42.07028; 13.25556
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
Frazioni Colle San Giacomo, Gallo di Tagliacozzo, Nuovo Borgo Rurale, Oriente, Poggetello, Poggio Filippo, Roccacerro, San Donato di Tagliacozzo, Sfratati, Sorbo, Tremonti, Villa San Sebastiano Marsia
Government
 • Mayor Maurizio Di Marco Testa
Area
 • Total 89.41 km2 (34.52 sq mi)
Elevation 740 m (2,430 ft)
Population (31 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 7,003
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym Tagliacozzani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67069
Dialing code 0863
Patron saint St. Peter
Saint day 13 June
Website Official website

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

History[edit]

Tagliacozzo lies in an area inhabited in early historic times by the Equi and the Marsi, although the first mentions of the town dates from the 11th century AD. Later it was a possession on the Orsini, who established a mint here. They were succeeded by the Colonna (local lords including Prospero and Marcantonio Colonna), who held the Duchy of Tagliacozzo until 1806.

Near the modern city (more precisely, near Scurcola Marsicana) was fought the Battle of Tagliacozzo (1268) between Conradin of Hohenstaufen and Charles I of Anjou.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace), built by Roberto Orsini.
  • The Convent of St. Francis, housing the tomb of Tommaso da Celano.
  • Museo Orientale, with collections of Egyptian, Ethiopian and Eastern findings.
  • 13th century fountain in Piazza dell'Obelisco, a national monument.
  • Sanctuary of Maria Santissima dell'Oriente, on a hill 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from town. It is cited as early as the 14th century.

People[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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

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