Comune di Tagliacozzo
Coat of arms
Location of Tagliacozzo in Italy
42°4′13″N 13°15′20″E / 42.07028°N 13.25556°E
Province / Metropolitan city
Colle San Giacomo, Gallo di Tagliacozzo, Nuovo Borgo Rurale, Oriente, Poggetello, Poggio Filippo, Roccacerro, San Donato di Tagliacozzo, Sfratati, Sorbo, Tremonti, Villa San Sebastiano Marsia
Maurizio Di Marco Testa
2 (34.52 sq mi)
740 m (2,430 ft)
(31 January 2012) 
2 (200/sq mi)
CET ( UTC+1)
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CEST ( UTC+2)
Dialing code 0863
Tagliacozzo is a town and in the comune province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy.
History [ edit ]
Tagliacozzo lies in an area inhabited in early historic times by the
Aequi and the Marsi, although the first mentions of the town dates from the 11th century AD. Later it was a possession on the Orsini, who established a mint here. They were succeeded by the Colonna (local lords including Prospero and Marcantonio Colonna), who held the Duchy of Tagliacozzo until 1806.
Near the modern city (more precisely, near
Scurcola Marsicana) was fought the Battle of Tagliacozzo (1268) between Conradin of Hohenstaufen and Charles I of Anjou.
Main sights [ edit ]
Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace), built by Roberto Orsini. The Convent of St. Francis, housing the tomb of
Tommaso da Celano.
Museo Orientale, with collections of Egyptian, Ethiopian and Eastern findings. 13th century fountain in Piazza dell'Obelisco, a national monument.
Maria Santissima dell'Oriente, on a hill 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from town. It is cited as early as the 14th century.
Notes and references [ edit ]
^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
External links [ edit ]