Rivisondoli

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Rivisondoli
Comune di Rivisondoli
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Coat of arms of Rivisondoli
Coat of arms
Location of Rivisondoli
Rivisondoli is located in Italy
Rivisondoli
Rivisondoli
Location of Rivisondoli in Italy
Rivisondoli is located in Abruzzo
Rivisondoli
Rivisondoli
Rivisondoli (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 41°52′16″N 14°4′3″E / 41.87111°N 14.06750°E / 41.87111; 14.06750
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceL'Aquila (AQ)
Government
 • MayorRoberto Ciampaglia
Area
 • Total32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation
1,320 m (4,330 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total688
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Rivisondolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
67036
Dialing code0864
Patron saintSan Nicola
Saint day6 December
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Geography[edit]

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

History[edit]

The small mountain town was first mentioned in 724 AD, in a diplom by Grimoald II, Duke of Benevento.

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.

Economy[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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