Rocca di Botte

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Rocca di Botte
Comune
Comune di Rocca di Botte
Old town
Old town
Coat of arms of Rocca di Botte
Coat of arms
Rocca di Botte is located in Italy
Rocca di Botte
Rocca di Botte
Location of Rocca di Botte in Italy
Coordinates: 42°1′38″N 13°4′7″E / 42.02722°N 13.06861°E / 42.02722; 13.06861
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city L'Aquila (AQ)
Government
 • Mayor Fernando Antonio Marzolini
Area
 • Total 29.83 km2 (11.52 sq mi)
Elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Population (31 July 2015)[1]
 • Total 860
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roccatani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67066
Dialing code 0863
Patron saint St. Peter the Hermit
Saint day 30 August
Website Official website

Rocca di Botte is a comune and town of 860 people in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy.

History[edit]

During the middle ages the town was known as Rocca de Bucte according to some documents dating back to the twelfth century. Rocca di Botte suffered a serious outbreak of plague in the seventeenth century, which caused a sharp depopulation. In 1496 the country became a fief of the important Roman family of the Colonna thanks to the donation made to this dynasty by Ferdinand II of Naples.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ "Storia del comune". Comune di Rocca di Botte. Retrieved 16 January 2016.