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Cerchio
Cerchio

Small village of Abruzzo in the Marsica, Cerchio has ancient roots and its history is linked to a legend. It is said that the first houses were built around a theater built by the Romans to celebrate the coronation of Emperor Claudius after he had dried up the lake of Fucino in 51 AD. Around the village, the landscape stretches green until it rises in the reliefs that accompany the horizon line. Do not miss the Civic Museum, which preserves the testimonies of local history: here are exhibited the finds of the peasant civilization and of the crafts, of the sacred and ethnographic art, in a m

Collarmele
Collarmele

Among the splendid Apennine valleys of Abruzzo and surrounded by imposing and wild mountains, we find Collarmele, a small village whose origins are surrounded by mystery and legends. What we know is that the village is set like a precious stone in a landscape that takes your breath away, at the gates of the Sirente Velino Regional Park, halfway between the Majella Park, the Monte Salviano Nature Reserve and the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. Among woods, hills and streams, its territory is a paradise for those who love to explore nature and be enveloped by its regenerating sile

Collelongo
Collelongo

Collelongo, at 915 meters above sea level and at Km 86 from L'Aquila, is a large village on the slopes of Mount Malpasso in Vallelonga, the ancient Transaquana Valley. In this valley, for centuries, a wild and at times inaccessible nature has guarded the secrets of the civilizations that have populated it: from prehistoric settlements to the Italic ones, from the remains of the Roman period to those of the Middle Ages, unfortunately partly destroyed by the violent earthquake that in 1915 destroyed the Marsica. Today Collelongo is an important tourist destination both for its archaeological

Castel di Ieri
Castel di Ieri

Inside the Sirente Regional Nature Park, we meet the village of Castel di Ieri, perched on a hill as if to remember when, in past centuries, the tower that dominates the village controlled the whole territory. It is precisely the Tower, in fact, the symbol of the history of Castel di Ieri: square, almost 20 meters high, is the ancient stronghold built at the behest of the Counts of Celano. Around the Tower there is the historic center, one of the best preserved of its province that, between narrow streets, historical buildings and small details of a distant time, brings us back over the cen

Castelvecchio Calvisio
Castelvecchio Calvisio

Castelvecchio Calvisio can be recognized from above thanks to its very particular shape. This country, in fact, which stands on the top of a hill at over 1000 meters above sea level, has a beautiful elliptical shape that seems to enclose the fortified village, making it special, unique. At the center of this fortified heart, narrow streets covered by vaults and arches, houses that develop on several levels reached thanks to the ancient stone stairs called "barbacani" and glimpses that have the taste of the Middle Ages, make its unique and very suggestive atmosphere. If you add to this the w

Castelvecchio Subequo
Castelvecchio Subequo

Castelvecchio Subequo stands on a rock spur of Mount Putano, straddling the Marsicano, Peligno and Aquilano areas, a small but very rich artistic, historical and cultural village. Walking through the village and its surroundings, in fact, it is easy to come across buildings of architectural and cultural value, and in important archaeological sites: Castelvecchio, for example, preserves the archaeological heritage of the ancient Superaequum, one of the three most important cities of the Peligni. History, therefore, but also hospitality and know-how: here the traveler is welcome and will be r

Carsoli
Carsoli

The territory of Carsoli is cut in two by the Turano river and surrounded by a landscape full of beauty, almost wild. The oldest part of the village is located in a strategic position, on the hill that dominates the whole area, where stood the Orsini Castle, whose remains are still visible. This fortress was built around 1000 by the Counts of the Marsi to protect the territory and its remains can still tell those stories, including fights, strategies and battles to defend the village and its people. Around, finally, woods and paths to rediscover the contact with nature: in particular, to se

Calascio
Calascio

Calascio is a tiny town located in the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park, surrounded by forests, meadows and pastures, but also by the harsh limestone rock. Its famous Rocca, symbol of the village, was founded around the year 1000 as a simple watch tower and over time acquires more importance. So two villages develop, Calascio and Rocca Calascio, the latter completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1703. Di Rocca Calascio today remain only the ruins, majestic and fascinating, sentinels that overlook the village of Calascio. Today the Rocca di Calascio, the highest fortification

Capistrello
Capistrello

In the heart of Abruzzo, among limestone rocks and green forests rich in watercourses, stands the village of Capistrello, not far from the nature reserve of Monte Salviano. The village is divided into districts, connected by cobbled streets, and is a place where it is pleasant to walk slowly, between the chirping of birds and the rustle of the trees that surround the town. Those who love architecture will be able to admire beautiful buildings dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries, for the most part made by Benedictine monks. Finally, Capistrello is a village that maintains a close contac

San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore

San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore is a small, charming and welcoming village, characterized by tiers that suddenly open onto large areas that offer splendid views. The ancient nucleus, located on a hill overlooking the valley below, develops around the Farnese Castle and the Cathedral. Not to be missed is the Museum of Fossils and Ambers, which preserves a vast collection of fossils that tell the story of the last 500 million years of our planet and a precious collection of ambers. The museum is housed in the eighteenth-ce

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