Accumoli

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Accumoli
Comune
Comune di Accumoli
Lago Secco in the Monti della Laga.
Lago Secco in the Monti della Laga.
Coat of arms of Accumoli
Coat of arms
Accumoli is located in Italy
Accumoli
Accumoli
Location of Accumoli in Italy
Coordinates: 42°41′40″N 13°14′51″E / 42.69444°N 13.24750°E / 42.69444; 13.24750Coordinates: 42°41′40″N 13°14′51″E / 42.69444°N 13.24750°E / 42.69444; 13.24750
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province / Metropolitan city Rieti (RI)
Frazioni Cassino, Cesaventre, Colleposta, Collespada, Fonte del Campo, Grisciano, Illica, Libertino, Macchia, Macchiola, Mole, Poggio Casoli, Poggio d'Api, Roccasalli, San Giovanni, San Giovanni Vecchio, Terracino, Tino, Villanova
Government
 • Mayor Stefano Petrucci
Area
 • Total 87.2 km2 (33.7 sq mi)
Elevation 855 m (2,805 ft)
Population (31 March 2016)[1]
 • Total 667
 • Density 7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Accumolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 02011
Dialing code 0746
Patron saint Holy Virgin Addolorata
Saint day Third Sunday in September

Accumoli is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Lazio, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) northeast of Rome and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Rieti. It is located in the natural park known as the "Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park".

Located at an altitude of 855 m above sea level in the Umbria-Marche Apennines, Accumoli is an anclave within the province of Ascoli Piceno. Until 1927 it was part of the province of Aquila in Abruzzo

The climate is typical internal Apennines with cold, snowy winters and summers almost never too hot.

History[edit]

The town has its origins in the 12th century, when the territory in the Valle del Tronto was ruled by the Normans and later the Kingdom of Naples.

On 24 August 2016, numerous buildings were destroyed and damaged by the Central Italy earthquake.[2]

Main sights[edit]

  • Civic Tower (12th century)
  • Palazzo del Podestà, now the town hall
  • Palazzo del Guasto (15th century).
  • Palazzo Marini, in Mannerist style. is characterized by a portal framed by ashlar diamond and columns with Ionic capitals in twisted elephant legs. 
  • Palazzo Cappello (17th century), located near the medieval fortress
  • Monument to Salvatore (1927)

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Powerful Earthquakes in Italy.