Rocca San Casciano

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Rocca San Casciano
Comune
Comune di Rocca San Casciano
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Coat of arms of Rocca San Casciano
Coat of arms
Rocca San Casciano is located in Italy
Rocca San Casciano
Rocca San Casciano
Location of Rocca San Casciano in Italy
Coordinates: 44°4′N 11°51′E / 44.067°N 11.850°E / 44.067; 11.850
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Forlì-Cesena (FC)
Frazioni Campomaggio, Casanova
Government
 • Mayor Rosaria Tassinari
Area
 • Total 50.19 km2 (19.38 sq mi)
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 2,095
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym Rocchigiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 47017
Dialing code 0543
Patron saint Saint Cassian of Imola
Saint day August 13
Website Official website

Rocca San Casciano 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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]

Media related to Rocca San Casciano at Wikimedia Commons