City of Roccafluvione
Piazza Aldo Moro, 4-0736 365131
Its name is composed of the term “rock” and dall’idronimo “Fluvione” (from the Latin “fluvius” = river).
Its history is lost in ancient times; In fact, the territory was inhabited since the Neolithic period, as evidenced by some findings (helmets, axes, spears, blades, pectoral, buckles). The likely presence of Marsi, in aid of Ascoli in the war against Rome, gave the name to Marsyas and the Marsicano, the river that bathes, down from Vallicella. From the eleventh century, the whole area of Fluvione came under the jurisdiction of the Abbey of Farfa, which involved a significant economic, cultural and religious, as the numerous churches built in various locations.
During the Middle Ages, when instances municipal weakened the relationship with Farfa, the territory came under the influence of Ascoli and, in the nineteenth century was the center of the popular uprising that aimed to protect the rights of the Holy See on its former territories ( banditry).
The 80% of the land is forest development and the rest is occupied by agricultural crops and settlements. The fractions at high altitude as Agelli, Pastina, Osoli, Colleiano, Scalelle, Hall, Roncaglioni, Gaico, Meschia, offering exceptional views over the valleys to the sea and the mountain ranges of the Sibillini, the Laga, to Gran Sasso. The stream Fluvione, as well as to give us interesting corners, is rich in trout and shrimp and other fish species.
Walking along the nature trails in the woods of the Mediterranean, you will come easily in many protected species of plants and flowers (strawberry tree, oak, orchids) and, between the presence of many mammals, and resident and migratory birds, it is not difficult in deer and wolf.