Scurcola Marsicana


Scurcola Marsicana

Infobox CityIT
img_coa =Scurcola Marsicana-Stemma.png official_name = Comune di Scurcola Marsicana
name=Scurcola Marsicana
region = Abruzzo
province = L'Aquila (AQ)
elevation_m = 700
area_total_km2 = 30.02
population_as_of = 2005
population_total = 2669
population_density_km2 =88.91
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|42|03|51|N|13|20|24|E
mapx=42.05
mapy=13.33
frazioni = Cappelle dei Marsi
telephone = 0863
postalcode = 67068
gentilic = Scurcolani
saint = St. Anthony of Padua, St. Vincent Ferrer
day = June 13
mayor = | website = [http://www.scurcola.it/ www.scurcola.it]

Scurcola Marsicana is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

It is located at the feet of Mount San Nicola, on the western rim of the former Fucine Lake.

History

The most ancient findings of human presence in the area date from the 9th-8th centuries BC.

The name is of Lombard origin, and is first mentioned around 1150 AD.

In the nearby, in the Piani Palentini, was fought the famous Battle of Tagliacozzo between Conradin of Hohenstaufen and Charles I of Anjou. The city was also the seat of a massacre of the local population by the Piedmontese troops in the aftermath of the unification of Italy.

Main sights

*Church of "Sant'Egidio"
*Church of "Sant'Antonio"
*Church of "SS. Trinità"
*Church of "Maria SS. della Vittoria
*"Castello Orsini" (Orsini Castle)



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