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Comune di Campotosto
Campotosto is located in Italy
Location of Campotosto in Italy
Coordinates: 42°33′35″N 13°22′8″E / 42.55972°N 13.36889°E / 42.55972; 13.36889Coordinates: 42°33′35″N 13°22′8″E / 42.55972°N 13.36889°E / 42.55972; 13.36889
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
Frazioni Mascioni, Ortolano, Poggio Cancelli, Rio Fucino, San Pelino, San Potito
 • Mayor Antonio Di Carlantonio
 • Total 51.74 km2 (19.98 sq mi)
Elevation 1,420 m (4,660 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 580
 • Density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Campotostari
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 67103
Dialing code 0862
Patron saint Maria Santissima della Visitazione
Saint day July 2
Website Official website

Campotosto (Sabino: Camputotsu) is a comune and town in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Olympian Mariano Antonelli was born here.[1]


Campotosto is located in the northern part of the province of L'Aquila, south of the border with Lazio, and west of the province of Teramo. It is located in Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park. The town has become famous in Italy for its lake, which is the biggest Italian man-made lake.[2]


The town is served by Italian State Highway 80 a Trunk road that connect L'Aquila with Giulianova (TE). There are also secondary roads that connect Campotosto with Amatrice, Montereale, Aringo and Capitignano.[3]


The town has a typical Alpine climate (partially mitigated by the lake): cold and snowy in winter, fresh and windy in summer.[4]


  1. ^ "Mariano Antonelli". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
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