San Benedetto in Perillis
|San Benedetto in Perillis|
|Comune di San Benedetto in Perillis|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Province of L'Aquila (AQ)|
|• Mayor||Giancaterino Gualtieri|
|• Total||19.08 km2 (7.37 sq mi)|
|Elevation||878 m (2,881 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Benedict|
|Saint day||March 31|
In the High Middle Ages, a monastery was built here to serve the peasantry of L'Aquila. Charles V of Spain later granted the lands around the town to one of the captains of his army. Eventually, the Caracciolo family took control of the area, being replaced in the 18th century by the Celestine Fathers of L'Aquila.
- Church of S. Benedict
- Church of S. Maria delle Grazie
In popular culture
The movie Ladyhawke (1985) was filmed in the monastery of San Benedetto.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.