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San Demetrio ne' Vestini
San Demetrio ne' Vestini

Located on the slopes of a hill in m. 662 m asl, 17 km from L'Aquila, in the Valle dell'Aterno between the Gran Sasso d'Italia and Monte Cagno, is formed by the merger of seven hamlets called "ville": Cardabello, Cardamone, San Giovanni Battista, Collarano, Villa Grande , Cavantoni, Colle, probably originated from the settlement of the populations coming from the ancient cities of Aveja and Peltuinum. Its foundation dates back to the X-XI centuries.

Rocca Pia
Rocca Pia

Small town located along the road (Statale 17 - the ancient Via della Lana - then Napoleonica) connecting Sulmona (m 405) with the Piano delle Cinquemiglia (1250 m) and the Alto Sangro area. Rocca Pia, called since the twelfth century "Valle Oscura", owes its current name to King Vittorio Emanuele II: in 1860, during one of his passing visits, the inhabitants were asked to change the so sad name of their country. The king decided to dedicate it to his daughter Maria Pia and so, with a decree of 1865, the name was definitively changed to Rocca Pia. At an altitude of 1050 m.

Scontrone
Scontrone

Scontrone is a village that has a double soul, ancient history and modern art, attachment to the roots and the desire to invent a future. Like its essence, the structure of the village is also double: the municipality is located in the highest part of the town, in the most historic part, while the hamlet of Villa Scontrone is located downstream, on the river Sangro. The intertwining of the medieval imprint and contemporary art stands out in the ancient village: here you can admire wonderful murals and sculptures, which embellish the town. Finally, Scontrone has a very ambitious project in t

Tornareccio
Tornareccio

The town of Tornareccio (Ch), located on the slopes of Mount Pallano, is located in an area full of charm, both for its natural beauties and for its archaeological and historical-cultural treasures. In the historic center of the village, whose earliest records date back to the ninth century, one breathes an air of particular charm. Walking through its narrow streets is a unique experience as the village is a surprising open-air museum! Currently, more than eighty mosaics are installed on the facades of the houses thanks to the event "Un mosaico per Tornareccio", an event created in 2006. Si

Torricella Peligna foto di Andrea Evangelista
Torricella Peligna

Distance from the capital (Chieti) 57 km, is a very popular location for the location (it is located at 901 meters above sea level) and for the wide panorama that ranges from the Majella to the Adriatic Sea. It rises on a territory of high hill, between the valleys of the rivers Sangro and the Aventino. Italic burials, come to light in the surrounding countryside, and the discovery of the tomb of a warrior with its trousseau (kept at the National Archaeological Museum of Chieti) dating back to the sixth century.

Valle Castellana
Valle Castellana

The territory of Valle Castellana is located in the center of the Abruzzo Apennines, on the northern slopes of the Monti della Laga, immersed in the large and lush Abruzzi woods at 625 m above sea level and 41 km from Teramo. Splendid is the natural landscape with typical villages, abandoned water mills, ancient oaks and the lake of Talvacchia that every summer collects thousands of tourists dedicated to tourist-mountain walks. In this area, chamois, roe deer, peregrine falcons, owls and golden eagles and the rare Italian geotritone are at their ease. Among the architectural evidences we ca

Villavallelonga
Villavallelonga

Villavallelonga to m.

Lucoli
Lucoli

The Municipality of Lucoli presents a vast territory composed of sixteen hamlets united by the same historical events. The Town Hall is located in the village of Collimento at 956 meters above sea level and at 18 km from L'Aquila. The first reliable historical information dates back to the early Middle Ages: the origin of Collimento, whose location seems to be suggested by defense reasons, is due to the establishment of a small farming community near the Benedictine Monastery of San Giovanni built in the ninth century. The village, as evidenced by a document from 1077 reported by Antinori,

Caves of Pietrasecca Nature Reserve - Carsoli (AQ)

The Natural Reserve of the Caves of Pietrasecca is the first case in Italy of the Special Reserve, established in 1992 specifically to protect the karst phenomena in it. With an area of about 110 hectares, it is located in the area of the Monti Carseolani and in the neighboring ones, in the municipality of Carsoli (AQ). The pride of the Reserve is the karst cave of the Cervo, which can be visited by appointment with the caving guide, and the Grotta dell'Ovito natural sinkhole. The vegetation in the Reserve is closely related to the type of rock and the morphology: on the limestones the vege

The Morroni

The Morroni are two imposing blocks of Roman origin, referable to two mausoleums of the imperial age, probably dating from the last quarter of the first century BC. In the territory of the Municipality of San Benedetto dei Marsi, they are visible on the south-west side of the town on the path of the Via Circifucense, now Via Valeria.

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