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Comune di Rivisondoli
Coat of arms of Rivisondoli
Coat of arms
Rivisondoli is located in Italy
Location of Rivisondoli in Italy
Coordinates: 41°52′16″N 14°4′3″E / 41.87111°N 14.06750°E / 41.87111; 14.06750
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city L'Aquila (AQ)
 • Mayor Roberto Ciampaglia
 • Total 31.61 km2 (12.20 sq mi)
Elevation 1,320 m (4,330 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 688
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rivisondolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67036
Dialing code 0864
Patron saint San Nicola
Saint day 6 December
Website www.comune.rivisondoli.aq.it

Rivisondoli is a village and comune in the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It is a ski resort.


The village is placed in the plateau of Cinque Miglia and extended on the flank of Monte Calvario.


The small mountain town, whose origins are lost in the mists of time (the first mention dates back to the eighth century AD - Diploma Grimoaldo II, Duke of Benevento, in 724).

Rivisondoli rose in the 12th century in a strategic position along an important military and commercial route, the "Via degli Abruzzi" and was renowned for its production of weapons. A fire almost completely destroyed the village in 1792. Subsequently, the establishment of the Sulmona-Isernia railway helped the development of tourism. In 1913 the Italian Royal Family had its residence here.


The village's economy is based on winter tourism, with many skilifts, chairlifts, hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs.


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

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