Comune di Ofena

Location of Ofena in Italy

Coordinates: 42°19′36″N 13°45′35″E / 42.32667°N 13.75972°E / 42.32667; 13.75972Coordinates: 42°19′36″N 13°45′35″E / 42.32667°N 13.75972°E / 42.32667; 13.75972
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city L'Aquila (AQ)
Frazioni San Pietro Cappuccini, Seminario
  Mayor Antonio Silveri
  Total 36.81 km2 (14.21 sq mi)
Elevation 531 m (1,742 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
  Total 588
  Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ofenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67025
Dialing code 0862
Saint day 9 May

Ofena is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is located in the natural park known as the "Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park".


A letter of Pope Simplicius dated 19 November 475 speaks of a Bishop Gaudentius of Aufinium, the Latin name by which the town was known, against whom three neighbouring bishops had laid complaints.[2][3][4]

No longer a residential bishopric, Aufinium is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[5]


  1. All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. Luigi Mezzadri, Maurizio Tagliaferri, Elio Guerriero, Le diocesi d'Italia, San Paolo, 2008, vol. III, p. 842
  3. Valerio Neri, I marginali nell'Occidente tardoantico, Edipuglia 1998, pp. 106–107
  4. Francesco Lanzoni, Le origini delle diocesi antiche d'Italia, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1923, pp. 238 e 245
  5. Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 944

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