San Benedetto in Perillis

San Benedetto in Perillis

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official_name = Comune di San Benedetto in Perillis
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province = ProvinciaIT|sigla=AQ (AQ)
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elevation_m = 878
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area_total_km2 = 19.08
population_footnotes =
population_as_of = 01-01-2007 "(ISTAT)"
population_total = 132
pop_density_footnotes =
population_density_km2 = 6.92
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telephone = 0862
postalcode = 67020
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saint = Saint Benedict
day = March 31
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mapy = #expr:13 + 46 / 60.0
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native_name = San Benedetto in Perillis
name = San Benedetto in Perillis

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San Benedetto in Perillis is situated in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. The town is situated 43 kilometers away from the capital of the province, known as L'Aquila.


San Benedetto in Perillis has a surface area of 19.1 square kilometers. It rises 878 meters above sea level. The territory of the municipality lies between 450 and 1.237 meters above sea level. The altimetric spread is thus 787 meters.


In the High Middle Ages, there arose in the locality of "Perello" a monastery which served the peasantry of L'Aquila. Charles V later granted the lands around the town to one of the captains of his army. Eventually, the Caracciolo family took control of the area, and then in the 1700's, the Celestine Fathers of L'Aquila assumed control; until 1947, San Benedetto belonged to the Collepietro political faction.


The municipality of San Benedetto in Perillis had a population of 175 inhabitants according to the 1991 national census. In the 2001 national census, the population had dropped 17.14% to 145 inhabitants. The population density is 7.59 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Travel Information

The town is a two-hour car ride from downtown Rome. The town can also be reached by taking a flight to Ancona, a city that is north of San Benedetto; or to Pescara, which is to the south of San Benedetto. From either Ancona or Pescara, it is a short train ride to San Benedetto.

Do not confuse the smaller San Benedetto (in the Abruzzi region) with the larger coastal city of San Benedetto del Tronto, in the Marche region (just north of the border with Abruzzi).

There are many towns in Italy called San Benedetto, usually with some sort of geographic description after the Saint's name.

an Benedetto in popular culture

*"Ladyhawke", the 1985 film starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer, was filmed in the monastrey of San Benedetto.

Historical Attractions

*Church of S. Benedict
*Church of S. Maria of Thanks

an Benedetto Events

* June 6 Festivival of the Madonna di Casaluce
* July 9-10 Festival of Saint Benedict

ee also


External links

* [ L'Aquila's Official Site]
* [ Italian Travel Site]
* [ Italian History Site]
* [ Italian Surname Site]

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