Rocca Pia

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Rocca Pia
Comune
Comune di Rocca Pia
Rocca Pia is located in Italy
Rocca Pia
Rocca Pia
Location of Rocca Pia in Italy
Coordinates: 41°56′4″N 13°58′40″E / 41.93444°N 13.97778°E / 41.93444; 13.97778Coordinates: 41°56′4″N 13°58′40″E / 41.93444°N 13.97778°E / 41.93444; 13.97778
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan ceety L'Aquila (AQ)
Aurie
 • Tot 45.00 km2 (17.37 sq mi)
Elevation 1,181 m (3,875 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Tot 183
 • Density 4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roccolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67030
Dialin code 0864
Saint day 19 March
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Rocca Pia is a comune an toun in the Province o L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region o Italy. Its territory extendit up tae the level o Cinquemiglia.[2] Rocca Pia is the name o a castle in Tivoli an aw, near Roum.

Castle Rocca Pia[eedit | eedit soorce]

The castle of Rocca Pia, built in 1461 by Pape Pius II

The castle replacit the earlier Callisto II Borgia an derives its name frae Pio II Piccolomini, the Humanist Pape who haed ordered that the castle be built in Tivoli in 1461. Niccolo an Varrone wur the twa airchitects entrustit wi the construction o the castle. The castle teuk ane year tae build an its main purpose wis tae control the ceety an tae prevent ony futur revolts or violence.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. "Comune di Rocca Pia"
  3. "Life in Italy"

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