Balsorano

Balsorano (Marsicano: Balz'rana) is a comune (municipality) and town in the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Balsorano
Comune di Balsorano
Castello Piccolomini di Balsorano.png
Coat of arms of Balsorano
Coat of arms
Location of Balsorano
Balsorano is located in Italy
Balsorano
Balsorano
Location of Balsorano in Italy
Balsorano is located in Abruzzo
Balsorano
Balsorano
Balsorano (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 41°48′39″N 13°33′39″E / 41.81083°N 13.56083°E / 41.81083; 13.56083
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceL'Aquila (AQ)
FrazioniBalsorano vecchio, Case Marconi, Collecastagno, Collepiano, Fosse, La Selva, Grottella, Pagliare, Pelagalli, Ridotti, Tre Ponti
Government
 • MayorAntonella Buffone
Area
 • Total58.85 km2 (22.72 sq mi)
Elevation
340 m (1,120 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2018)[3]
 • Total3,446
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Balsoranesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
67052
Dialing code0863
Patron saintSt. George Martyr
Saint dayApril 23
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Balsorano is mentioned for the first time in the 10th century. During the Middle Ages and modern era, it was held by the Piccolomini baronial family.

Main sightsEdit

Now it is an hotel and it has been used as location for several Italian movies.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Population data from Istat
  4. ^ Abruzzo, Molise. Touring Club Italiano. 1979. p. 229. ISBN 88-365-0017-X.