Spotsylvania County Sister City Program

The Sister Cities Program began as a national concept in 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower called for massive exchanges between Americans and people of other countries.

Purpose of the Program

The purpose of these exchanges is to create international understanding and goodwill. A Sister City agreement is formalized when two communities from different nations join together to develop a friendly and meaningful relationship. The two cities exchange people, ideas, culture, education, and technology. Citizens from both communities learn about each other’s culture and become directly involved in developing unique solutions to common problems. The Sister Cities Program promotes world peace in an individual level and encourages citizens to better understand community, by contrasting their way of life with another culture.


Spotsylvania County’s first
Sister City- Roccadaspide, Italy

Roccadaspide is a town and commune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. The town is located in the north-west side of Cilento, not too far from Paestum and in the Calore River Valley.

2014 Member Badge