Ovindoli

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Ovindoli
Comune
Comune di Ovindoli
Scorcio fotografico di Ovindoli borgo antico.jpg
Ovindoli is located in Italy
Ovindoli
Ovindoli
Location of Ovindoli in Italy
Coordinates: 42°8′17″N 13°31′1″E / 42.13806°N 13.51694°E / 42.13806; 13.51694Coordinates: 42°8′17″N 13°31′1″E / 42.13806°N 13.51694°E / 42.13806; 13.51694
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
Frazioni Casalmartino, San Potito, Santo Iona
Government
 • Mayor Angelo Simone Angelosante
Area
 • Total 61.38 km2 (23.70 sq mi)
Elevation 1,375 m (4,511 ft)
Population (30 November 2017)[1]
 • Total 1,202
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ovindolesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 67046
Dialing code 0863
Saint day 20 January
Website Official website

Ovindoli (Abruzzese: Dvinnërë) is a village and comune of the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Close to Rome, it is a resort for both summer and winter sports, including hiking, biking, equestrian activities and downhill and cross-country skiing.

Geography

Ovindoli lies in the Apennine Mountains of Abruzzo, within the regional park of Sirente-Velino.

History

Ovindoli became known as a downhill skiing destination following World War I, but it was not until 1959 that the mountain organized as a modern ski resort; at the time, it was called Valturvema. During the 1961–62 season, ski lifts began to operate and the trails were expanded. Charles Rogers, an American working at that time in the US Embassy in Rome served as President of the Society that worked to develop the area as a ski resort and oversaw the expansion activities. In 1994, the ski resort changed management and was named Monte Magnola and modernized with new trails, ski lifts and snow making capabilities.

Twin towns

The town has been twinned with the following towns:

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.