Rocca San Casciano

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Rocca San Casciano
Comune di Rocca San Casciano
Skyline of Rocca San Casciano
Coat of arms of Rocca San Casciano
Coat of arms
Location of Rocca San Casciano
Rocca San Casciano is located in Italy
Rocca San Casciano
Rocca San Casciano
Location of Rocca San Casciano in Italy
Rocca San Casciano is located in Emilia-Romagna
Rocca San Casciano
Rocca San Casciano
Rocca San Casciano (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°4′N 11°51′E / 44.067°N 11.850°E / 44.067; 11.850
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceForlì-Cesena (FC)
FrazioniCampomaggio, Casanova
Government
 • MayorRosaria Tassinari
Area
 • Total50.56 km2 (19.52 sq mi)
Elevation
210 m (690 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,874
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Rocchigiani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
47017
Dialing code0543
Patron saintSaint Cassian of Imola
Saint dayAugust 13
WebsiteOfficial website

Rocca San Casciano (Romagnol: La Ròca or Roca San Casiân) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Forlì-Cesena in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Bologna and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Forlì.

Geography[edit]

Rocca San Casciano borders the following municipalities: Dovadola, Galeata, Modigliana, Portico e San Benedetto, Predappio, Premilcuore and Tredozio.

Festa del Falò[edit]

Rocca San Casciano is popular in the area for its Festa dei Falò ("Bonfires Feast"), which is believed to originate from Celtic Pagan rites. It is documented that bonfires have been lit near the Montone River ever since the 12th century; later the event became associated with St. Joseph's Day (19 March).

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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Rocca San Casciano at Wikimedia Commons