|Comune di Marsicovetere|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Potenza (PZ)|
|Frazioni||Barricelle, Villa d'Agri|
|• Mayor||Sergio Claudio Cantiani|
|• Total||37.82 km2 (14.60 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,037 m (3,402 ft)|
|Population (March 2008)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Bernardino of Siena|
|Saint day||May 20|
Historically important is the historic center, the old Marsicovetere, although the most population resides today in Villa d'Agri, a hamlet (frazione) representing the new part of the town, at 600 metres (2,000 ft) of elevation. The other municipal hamlet is Barricelle.
Marsicovetere was an ancient city of the Marsi in the Agri River valley, later conquered by the Romans. In the year 1000 it was seat of a county. In 1498 King Frederick IV of Naples donated it to the Caracciolo family, who held it until 1777 save a brief parenthesis under the Di Palmas. In 1860 it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.
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