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Comune di Antrodoco
Antrodoco dall'alto.JPG
Coat of arms of Antrodoco
Coat of arms
Location of Antrodoco
Antrodoco is located in Italy
Location of Antrodoco in Italy
Antrodoco is located in Lazio
Antrodoco (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°25′N 13°05′E / 42.417°N 13.083°E / 42.417; 13.083Coordinates: 42°25′N 13°05′E / 42.417°N 13.083°E / 42.417; 13.083
ProvinceRieti (RI)
FrazioniRocca di Corno, Rocca di Fondi
 • MayorAlberto Guerrieri
 • Total63.9 km2 (24.7 sq mi)
525 m (1,722 ft)
 (31 March 2017)[2]
 • Total2,542
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0746
Patron saintSt. Anne
Saint day26 July
WebsiteOfficial website

Antrodoco (Sabino: 'Ndreócu) is a town and comune in the province of Rieti, in the Lazio region of central Italy. The name derives from the Latin Interocrea (between the mountains).


Monte Giano with the "DVX" inscription

Antrodoco is located along the Velino river, in the confluence point of two apennine valleys: the Velino valley, at North, and the Rio creek valley (a tributary of Velino) at East. Both are highly suggestive valleys, so narrow that they form canyons with sheer rock over the river: the first canyon is known as Gole del Velino, the latter as Gole di Antrodoco.

Monte Giano, the mountain where Gole di Antrodoco is located, is known for a pine tree forest with the shape of the word "DVX" (Latin for duce) which was planted in 1939 and is visible from miles of distance.

Main sights[edit]

Piazza del Popolo square


Thanks to its position, Antrodoco has been an important transportation hub since the time of the Roman Civilization.

Antrodoco was crossed by the ancient Roman road, Via Salaria, and was the starting point of Via Caecilia. The same route is maintained by two modern state highways:

Antrodoco has a station on the Terni–Sulmona railway, with trains to Terni, Rieti and L'Aquila.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.