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Scanno (Abruzzese: Scannë) is a town and district in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.

Scanno
Comune di Scanno
Skyline of Scanno
Location of Scanno
Scanno is located in Italy
Scanno
Scanno
Location of Scanno in Italy
Scanno is located in Abruzzo
Scanno
Scanno
Scanno (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 41°54′7″N 13°53′4″E / 41.90194°N 13.88444°E / 41.90194; 13.88444Coordinates: 41°54′7″N 13°53′4″E / 41.90194°N 13.88444°E / 41.90194; 13.88444
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceL'Aquila (AQ)
FrazioniFrattura
Government
 • MayorGiovanni Mastrogiovann
Area
 • Total134.68 km2 (52.00 sq mi)
Elevation
1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,780
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Scannesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
67038
Dialing code0864
Patron saintSt. Eustace
Saint day20 September
WebsiteOfficial website

The town is bordered by Anversa degli Abruzzi, Barrea, Bisegna, Bugnara, Civitella Alfedena, Introdacqua, Opi, Pescasseroli, Pettorano sul Gizio, Rivisondoli, Rocca Pia, Villalago and Villetta Barrea.

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HistoryEdit

Situated in the Sagittario Valley and encircled by the Majella mountains, Scanno has been immortalised by photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson (1951) and Mario Giacomelli (1957–59) and, according to Edward Lear, was host to Italy’s most beautiful women.[4]

Local legend has it that Scanno’s natural lake (Lago di Scanno - stocked with pike and perch and Abruzzo’s largest natural basin) was created by a feud between a white witch and a sorcerer; the lake marking the spot where the witch finally fell.

PeopleEdit

For a brief period during World War II, future Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi was a refugee in the town.

Quinto Mancini (1893–1963), the father of American composer Henry Mancini, was born in Scanno on 13 March 1893 and later emigrated to America.

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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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Lear, Edward (1846). Illustrated excursions in Italy.