Castel di Sangro
Castel di Sangro
|Comune di Castel di Sangro|
Valley of Castel di Sangro
|Frazioni||Roccacinquemiglia, Località Pontone, Località Sant'Angelo|
|• Mayor||Umberto Murolo (PDL)|
|• Total||84.44 km2 (32.60 sq mi)|
|Elevation||805 m (2,641 ft)|
|• Density||79/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||San Rufo|
|Saint day||27 August|
Castel di Sangro (locally Caštiéllë) is a city and comune of 6,461 people (as of 2013) in the Province of L'Aquila, in Abruzzo, Central Italy. It is the main city of the Alto Sangro e Altopiano delle Cinque Miglia area.
The town gained some popularity in the mid-1990s thanks to the exploits of local football club Castel di Sangro Calcio In 1996, Castel di Sangro was visited by American author Joe McGinniss who wrote The Miracle of Castel di Sangro, a book about the team that made it up through 5 leagues to get to Serie B, the second-highest league in Italian football. The club now plays at Abruzzo's Promozione level, five levels below Serie B.
Castel di Sangro is divided into six districts:
Castel di Sangro has for years been a transit point for many people, because of its location making it the gateway into Abruzzo.
The main roads are:
- The Sangro Valley road, a highway connecting Castel di Sangro with the Val di Sangro, and then with the Adriatic Sea. The same road continues for a long stretch southward and is used by thousands of tourists who come from areas of Campania and other regions of southern Italy.
- The SS 17, a fast road connecting L'Aquila to Foggia. This road is very busy, with both local and through traffic. Its true capacity is often exceeded and it has seen a large number of accidents, some fatal. It is, however, generally well-managed, remaining open throughout the winter, despite the high altitude of the route.
- The Isernia - Castel di Sangro highway. Completed in 2011, this road halved the driving time from the Alto Molise to the Alto Sangro.
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