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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,
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 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.
The "Li muri" caves can be reached via a steep flight of steps about 800 meters from Porta Macelli. The entrance is located in the North-West, to reach them you have to take a section of the state road to Silvi; coming from the historical center, in the Carabinieri barracks area, you must take the first road on the right. From there it is very easy to continue alone thanks to the signs. These are probably the first houses dug into the rock by the original visitors to the area. Later, in Roman times, it seems that they were used to make a cistern, a large reserve of water, kept at a low temp
The Caves open into the rocky wall that borders the green valley of the Imele River in the Municipality of Cappadocia (Aq). Digged in ancient times by the power of the fluvial waters, they constitute the initial portion of a large fossil sinkhole (Ovido di Verrecchie) and represent a huge natural and archaeological treasure. This suggestive cavity, full of stalactites and concretions that create spectacular scenery, has allowed the discovery of numerous artifacts from the Stone Age.
The River Tordino was born at 2000 meters above sea level between the Gorzano Mountains (2458 meters asl) and Pelone (2259 meters asl), which belong to the Monti della Laga chain. It flows entirely in the territory of the province of Teramo and flows into the Adriatic Sea after a journey of about 50 kilometers. Its catchment area covers a total area of 450 square kilometers.
Born from the Campanari Hills (1235 meters) near Montenero Valcocchiara, in the province of Isernia. In Pantano, it receives another branch that descends from Mount Curvale and forms a delightful pond. Its length is about 15 kilometers. It is a tributary of the Sangro river right, near the town of Castel di Sangro.
The river Mavone, the main tributary of the river Vomano, was born on the eastern side of the Corno Grande of the Gran Sasso d'Italia and, during its 16 kilometers journey, receives the contribution of numerous springs originating from this mountain, including the Ruzzo stream.
The river Vomano originates in the province of L'Aquila, near the Passo delle Capannelle, on the slopes of Monte San Franco, at about 1200 meters above sea level, in the heart of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. Its 68 kilometers route is almost completely included in the province of Teramo; only a very short distance passes through the province of L'Aquila. It flows with impetuous flow in an enchanting valley collecting along its path the waters of more than thirty more or less important streams. It flows into the Adriatic Sea near