Fontecchio

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Fontecchio
Comune di Fontecchio
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Location of Fontecchio
Fontecchio is located in Italy
Fontecchio
Fontecchio
Location of Fontecchio in Abruzzo
Fontecchio is located in Abruzzo
Fontecchio
Fontecchio
Fontecchio (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°13′50″N 13°36′24″E / 42.23056°N 13.60667°E / 42.23056; 13.60667Coordinates: 42°13′50″N 13°36′24″E / 42.23056°N 13.60667°E / 42.23056; 13.60667
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceL'Aquila (AQ)
FrazioniSan Pio di Fontecchio
Government
 • MayorSabrina Ciancone (since March 30, 2010)[1] (Dalla parte di Fontecchio - On the Side of Fontecchio)
Area
 • Total16.86 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
Elevation
668 m (2,192 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[3]
 • Total341
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Fontecchiani or Fonticulani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
67020
Dialing code0862
Patron saintSaint Blaise
Saint dayFebruary 3
Websitehttp://www.fontecchio.gov.it/

Fontecchio is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The small, medieval village is located within the Monte Sirente community and the Sirente-Velino Regional Park.

History[edit]

There is archaeological evidence of the Roman settlement of Fonticulanum[citation needed] down on the Aterno river. In the Middle Ages a castle was built on top of the hill and the population moved up there. The condottiero Braccio da Montone ("Fortebraccio") (1368–1424) tried and failed to capture the castle in the 14th century.

Today you can see a wonderful and well conserved historical centre. Many fragments of ancient monuments are displayed in the L'Aquila museum.

Transport[edit]

Fontecchio has a stop on the Terni–Sulmona railway, with trains to L'Aquila and Sulmona.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal of May 31, 2015". History Archives of Elections. Ministero dell'Interno. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Informazioni". Comune di Fontecchio. Comune di Fontecchio. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Demographic Balance and Resident Population". demo istat.it. Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 14 March 2016.