|Abruzzo Province of Teramo Rocca Santa Maria|
ROCCA SANTA MARIA
Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
It is a "comune sparso", formed of many hamlets, non of which is named Rocca Santa Maria. It is a starting point for hiking and climbing itineraries into the Monti della Laga.
Altitude: 1073 m a.s.l -- Distance from Teramo: 23 km -- Population: ca. 600 inhabitants -- Zip code: 64010 -- Phone Area Code: 0861 -- Frazioni: Acquaratola, Alvelli, Belvedere, Canili, Ceppo, Cesa, Castiglione, Ciarelli, Colle, Cona Faiete, Faiete, Fioli, Fiume, Forno, Fustagnano, Imposte, Licciano, Macchia Santa Cecilia, Martese, Paranesi, Pomarolo, Riano, San Biagio, Serra, Tavolero, Tevere. -- How to reach it: - road: from Teramo
Various findings point to the existence of settlements in the Empire Age (29 BC to 476 AD). In medieval times it was an important fortress, of which there are remains in Colle Castello. In 1273 it was mentioned for the first time inder the current name, which indicated the whole area (with its many settlements already in the Middle Ages); from 1279 to 1806 it was a fief of the bishop of Teramo.
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