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Comune di Roccascalegna
Castello di Roccascalegna
Castello di Roccascalegna
Roccascalegna is located in Italy
Location of Roccascalegna in Italy
Coordinates: 42°0′N 14°18′E / 42.000°N 14.300°E / 42.000; 14.300Coordinates: 42°0′N 14°18′E / 42.000°N 14.300°E / 42.000; 14.300
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city Chieti (CH)
Frazioni Aia di Rocco, Articciaro, Capriglia, Colle Grande, Collebuono, Solagne
 • Total 22 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (December 31, 2004)
 • Total 1,423
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66040
Dialing code 0872

Roccascalegna is a comune and town in the province of Chieti, part of the Abruzzo region of southern Italy.


Church of San Pietro
  • Medieval village: The small town is perfectly preserved, lying on the spur of the mountain.
  • Medieval castle: The Castello di Roccascalegna was built by the Lombards, with a Norman tower. In 16th century the structure was enlarged, with the construction of three circular towers. In the inner porch the chapel of the Holy Rosary was erected, linked to the medieval church of San Pietro.
  • Church of San Pietro: It was built in the Middle Ages, consisting of rough mountain stone. The bell tower was restored in the 19th century.
  • Abbey of San Pancrazio: The church was opened in 1205, and was built in medieval times.