AMATRICE is a town and comune in the province of
Rieti , in northern
Italy ), and the center of the food-agricultural area
Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park . The town was
devastated by a powerful earthquake on 24 August 2016.
* 1 History
* 1.1 The medieval and early modern periods
* 1.2 The modern period
* 2 Historical buildings
* 3 Cuisine
* 4 People
* 5 Frazioni
* 6 References
Archaeological discoveries show a human presence in the area of
Amatrice since prehistoric times, and the remains of Roman buildings
and tombs have also been found. After the fall of the Western Roman
Empire , the area became part of the Lombard
Duchy of Spoleto ,
included in the comitatus of Ascoli . The town of MATRICE is mentioned
in the papers of the
Abbey of Farfa in 1012 as commanding the
confluence of the
Tronto and Castellano rivers. In the year 900 the
Pope was from Amatrice.
THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN PERIODS
Church of Sant\'Agostino in May 2011
In 1265, during the reign of
Manfred of Sicily
Manfred of Sicily ,
Amatrice became part
Kingdom of Naples
Kingdom of Naples . After the capture of Naples by the Angevins
Amatrice rebelled but was vanquished by
Charles I of Anjou
Charles I of Anjou in 1274,
although it maintained some sort of autonomy as an universitas.
In the 14th and 15th century,
Amatrice was frequently in conflict
with the neighbouring cities of
Norcia , Arquata and L\'Aquila , and
its troops took part in the siege of l’Aquila under Braccio da
Montone . In the course of the conflict between Angevins and the
Aragonese for the possession of the Kingdom of Naples,
The Church of Sant\'Agostino (pictured left) was built in 1428.
Amatrice was stormed by troops of
Philibert of Chalon , a
general in the service of Emperor Charles V , who gave it to its
general Alessandro Vitelli.
The city was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1639 .
Amatrice was held by the
Orsini and the Medici of
who kept it until 1737.
THE MODERN PERIOD
After the unification of
Italy in the 19th century,
part of the province of
L'Aquila in the region of
Abruzzo , eventually
being annexed to
Lazio in 1927.
On 24 August 2016, a powerful earthquake struck Amatrice,
devastating the town and killing at least 295 people. Sergio Pirozzi,
the mayor of Amatrice, said that the town "is no more". Later,
Pirozzi said that "three-quarters of the town was destroyed". Nearby
Accumoli and Pescara del
Tronto were also devastated.
Historical buildings and their condition after the 2016 earthquake
ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS / NOTES
Church of Sant\'Agostino
Includes a Gothic portal and some frescoes, including the
Annunciation and Madonna with Child and Angels. Severe damage after
the earthquake: Part of the roof and the upper half of the façade
including the rose window collapsed. Video from inspection after the
earthquake is available.
Church of Sant'Emidio
Church of San Francesco
late 14th century
Includes a marble Gothic portal and 15th-century frescoes in the
apse Video from inspection after the earthquake is available.
Church of Santa Maria Porta Ferrata
located in the frazione of San Martino
Sanctuary of Madonna delle Grazie
located on the alleged site of
Marcus Terentius Varro
Marcus Terentius Varro 's villa
Sanctuary of Icona Passatora
late 15th century
located in the frazione of Ferrazza
‡ Withstood the 2016 earthquake
† Did not withstand the earthquake
Amatrice is especially famous for a pasta sauce , sugo
all\'amatriciana , usually served with a long pasta such as bucatini
, spaghetti , or vermicelli . According to popular tradition, numerous
cooks of the Popes down the centuries came from Amatrice.
Elio Augusto Di Carlo (1918–1998), Italian ornithologist,
historian and physician.
Sara Pichelli (born 1983), artist.
Frazioni of the town include Aleggia, Bagnolo, Capricchia, Casale,
Casale Bucci, Casale Celli, Casale Masacci, Casale Nadalucci,
Casalene, Casale Nibbi, Casale Sanguigni, Casale Sautelli, Casale
Zocchi, Casali della Meta, Cascello, Castel Trione, Collalto,
Collecreta, Collegentilesco, Collemagrone, Collemoresco,
Collepagliuca, Colletroio, Colli, Conche, Configno, Cornelle, Cornillo
Nuovo, Cornillo Vecchio, Cossara, Cossito, Crognale, Domo, Faizzone,
Ferrazza, Filetto, Fiumatello, Francucciano, Le Forme, Moletano,
Musicchio, Nommisci, Osteria della Meta, Pasciano, Patàrico, Petrana,
Pinaco Arafranca, Poggio Vitellino, Prato, Preta, Rio, Retrosi,
Roccapassa, Rocchetta, Saletta, San Benedetto, San Capone, San
Giorgio, San Lorenzo a Pinaco, San Sebastiano, Santa Giusta,
Sant'Angelo, San Tommaso, Scai, Sommati, Torrita, Torritella, Varoni,
Villa San Cipriano, Villa San Lorenzo e Flaviano, and Voceto.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to AMATRICE .
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* ^ Brigit Binns (2004). Sauce. Williams Sonoma Collection. Chuck
Williams (editor). Simon and Schuster. p. 63. ISBN 9780743261876 .
* ^ email@example.com, Gianfranco Pulsoni. "comune di
AMATRICE (RI), 49 frazioni, 2.630 abitanti (ISTAT 2013)".
Lazio · Comuni of the
Province of Rieti
Province of Rieti
Belmonte in Sabina
Cantalupo in Sabina
* Castel Sant\'Angelo
Castel di Tora
Castelnuovo di Farfa
Colle di Tora
Colli sul Velino
Fara in Sabina
Monte San Giovanni in Sabina
Montopoli di Sabina
Poggio San Lorenzo
Torri in Sabina
Torri in Sabina
Torricella in Sabina
* WorldCat Identities
* VIAF : 243209889
* GND :