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Leonessa
Comune
Comune di Leonessa
Leonessa is locatit in Italy
Leonessa
Leonessa
Location o Leonessa in Italy
Coordinates: 42°34′N 12°58′E / 42.567°N 12.967°E / 42.567; 12.967
Kintra Italy
Region Lazio
Province Rieti (RI)
Frazioni list
Govrenment
 • Mayor Paolo Trancassini
Aurie
 • Total 205 km2 (79 sq mi)
Elevation 969 m (3,179 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Tot 2,648
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Leonessani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 02016
Dialin code 0746
Patron saunt Joseph o Leonessa
Saunt day February 4
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid
Leonessa is the name o a frazione o Bassano Romano an aw.

Leonessa is a toun an comune in the far northeastren pairt o the Province o Rieti in the Lazio region o central Italy. Its population in 2008 wis aroond 2,700.

Situatit in a smaw plain at the fuit o Mt. Terminillo, ane o the heichest muntains o the Apennine range, in the winter Leonessa is kent maistly as a law-key stagin center for the ski slopes o the Terminillo, an in the simmer as a weekend vacation toun frequentit for the maist pairt bi Romans wi local ruits.

Historically, the toun is kent maistly as the birthplace o St. Joseph o Leonessa. Till 1927 it wis pairt o the province o L'Aquila. The toun suffered ane o the wirst German reprisals durin Warld War Twa when the Wehrmacht an the SS killed 51 inhabitants in early Apryle o 1944. A monument dedicatit tae the 'martyrs' wis erectit in 1959. Teepical fuid production include the local variety o potato, kent as patata di Leonessa.

Leonessa is twinned wi the French toun o Gonesse.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Leonessa is a airt ceety o primarily medieval aspect, wi a historical main square. Kirks include:

  • S. Pietro
  • S. Francesco
  • Kirk an sanctuar o S. Giuseppe da Leonessa
  • S. Maria del Popolo

Frazioni[eedit | eedit soorce]

Albaneto, Casanova, Fontenova, Leonessa Colleverde, Cumulata, Sala, San Clemente, San Vito, Vallimpuni, Viesci, Vindoli, Volciano, Casale dei Frati, Villa Alesse, Villa Berti, Villa Bigioni, Villa Bradde, Villa Carmine, Villa Ciavatta, Villa Climinti, Villa Colapietro, Villa Cordisco, Villa Gizzi, Villa Lucci, Villa Massi, Villa Pulcini, Villa Zunna, Albaneto, Piedelpoggio, Villa Immagine, Corvatello, Sant'Angelo, Terzone, Casa Buccioli, Capodacqua, Ocre, Pianezza, San Giovenale, Vallunga

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