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Accumoli, Province of Rieti, Lazio

The small center was heavily hit, almost razed to the ground, by a 6-magnitude earthquake at 3:36 am of 24 August 2016.

The name of the place derives from the Latin "ad cumulum" meaning on top of a hill, with a clear reference to the spectacular position of the place on top of a green hill, rising where the Pescara stream joins the Tronto, against a background of mountains and pastures.

Info

  • Altitude: 850 m a.s.l
  • Territory: mountainous, hilly
  • Population: about 700 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 02011
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0746
  • Frazioni & Localities: Cesa Ventre, Colleposta, Fonte del Campo, Grisciano, Illica, Libertino, Macchia, Poggio Casoli, Poggio d'Api, Roccasalli, San Giovanni, Terracino, Tino, Villanova
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Provinces of Lazio

History

The village was founded most probably in the 12th century, after the Norman conquest of the area, as a fortress to defend the northernmost border of the Kingdom of Naples. If was a fiefdom of the Anjou and then of the Orsini family.

What to see

  • Beautiful medieval palaces, such as the Palazzo comunale, Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo del Guasto, Palazzo Marini (Bonamici) and Palazzo Cappello

Where to stay