Rocca Priora

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Rocca Priora
Comune di Rocca Priora
Rocca Priora Img 071.jpg
Coat o airms o Rocca Priora
Coat o airms
Rocca Priora is locatit in Italy
Rocca Priora
Rocca Priora
Location o Rocca Priora in Italy
Coordinates: 41°47′N 12°46′E / 41.783°N 12.767°E / 41.783; 12.767
Kintra Italy
Region Lazio
Province Roum
Frazioni Colle di Fuori
 • Mayor Damiano Pucci (UdC)
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 768 m (2,520 ft)
Population (30 Apryle 2009)
 • Tot 11,859
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roccaprioresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00040
Dialin code 06
Patron saunt St. Roch an St. Sebastian
Saunt day August 16 an Januar 20
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid
Rocca Priora castle.

Rocca Priora is a smaw toun an comune in the province o Roum, Lazio, Italy. It is ane o the Castelli Romani on the Alban Hills aboot 25 km sooth east o Roum, situatit in the Regional Pairk kent as the "Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani".

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rocca Priora occupeed the aurie o the auld Laitin toun o Corbium; here several battles, describit bi famous historians, wur focht bi Italic fowks.

Efter the destruction o Tusculum in 1191, the population increased. In the 14t century the Savelli faimily rose tae prominence in the aurie, efter Pape Sixtus V endorsed Rocca Priora as a feudal possession for thaim. They held the toun an its castle till the 17t century, apairt frae twa short periods in 1436-1447 an in the early 16t century, when it went tae Cesare Borgia. Accordin tae some sources, the toun wis destroyed bi Renzo da Ceri's troops during the conflict atween Pape Clement VII an the Colonna, an bi the imperial troops in the wak o the Sack o Roum.

Efter a period as a direct Papal rule, it wis sauld in pairt tae the Rospigliosi faimily, who held it till 1870, when it became a commune as pairt o the newly formit Kinrick o Italy.

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