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Crognaleto
Crognaleto

Inside the Gran Sasso-Monti della Laga National Park, Crognaleto (from the term "crognale", "corniolo"), with its 1105 meters of height, is one of the highest countries in the area and preserves two beautiful testimonies of the religious fervor that animated the inhabitants of these remote valleys. The village obtained municipal autonomy after 1813, because before it was only one of the villas of which was constituted the large territory called Montagna di Roseto. The small church of Santa Caterina, dating back to 1500, is located inside the town, while on the cliff overlooking the town is

Castel di Sangro
Castel di Sangro

Known in ancient times as Castrum Caracinorum, it is placed under a rocky spur, on which are still visible the remains of an ancient castle that testify its noble origins. Precise information on its foundation come already from the ninth century when the Counts of the Marsi, become Conti di Sangro, build a bulwark composed of tower and castle, in an excellent defensive position, in the high course of the river Sangro, probably on the site of a fortified precedent Samnite or Roman site. Around the year 1000, it assumed an important strategic position of control along the so-called "Via degli

Castel del Monte
Castel del Monte

Included in the territory of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park, Castel del Monte is a place that has always enchanted with the beauty and majesty of the landscape that surrounds it, making it a popular destination for those looking for the most authentic and uncontaminated nature. Borgo with its soul and medieval town planning, which is still told above all in the typical tower-houses, the town has always been a symbol of transhumance. The production of the famous local Canestrato is linked to this ancient practice. Its crust brings back the imprints of the basket in which i

Fano Adriano
Fano Adriano

Small mountain village (750 m above sea level) located in a natural environment of great attraction, crowned by the highest peaks of the Apennines: Corno Grande, Corno Piccolo, Pizzo Intermesoli, Monte Corvo and Monte Gorzano, in the upper Vomano valley. Defined as the "Pearl of the Gran Sasso", Fano, from the Latin Fanum, temple, probably stands on the remains of an ancient Roman settlement. Under the rule of Pardo Orsini, it was part of the Marquisate of the Sicilian Valley, which had its capital in Tossicia, and followed the vicissitudes of the Kingdom until the unification of Italy. Its

Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Santo Stefano di Sessanio

When we arrive at Santo Stefano di Sessanio, we feel transported to a magical, timeless place: the silence, the high altitude, the enchanted landscape, the beauty of the historic center, all this welcomes us and cradles us. Located in the heart of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park, its center is entirely built in white limestone, made only a little more opaque by the passing of the centuries, and the roofs in coppi create a harmonious vision for those who look at the town from above. But what most represents Santo Stefano is his lentil: product of the highest quality, belong

Palena
Palena

In the upper Aventino valley, almost totally immersed in the Majella National Park, between Palaces and green woods rises Palena. Here, as soon as you arrive, you can breathe an atmosphere of well-being and relaxation. The luxuriant nature, the clean air, the ancient tranquility of the inhabitants all contribute to making the village a place of peace and beauty. The Aventino river also crosses the town, creating beautiful waterfalls and small pools of water, in a play of lights and reflections that enchants. In this almost magical setting, we meet the elements of the village that tell its p

Ovindoli
Ovindoli

Important center of the Sirente-Velino Park located at 1375 on the sea, at 39 Km from L'Aquila, is the ancient primitive Obinolum settlement of the Marsi, in a dominant position, at the southern limit of the Rocche plateau, derived from defensive needs for the populations of the valley that were centralized to protect themselves from the raids of the barbarians. The stronghold was destroyed during the social war that saw the Italic populations unite against Rome in 90 BC and was later rebuilt by the Lombards. In 1223 Tommaso, Count of Celano, took refuge there during his rebellion against F

Pescasseroli
Pescasseroli

The name seems to derive from Pesculum Seroli. The entry Pesco (or Pesculum, Pesclum, Peschio) derives from the late Latin Pensulu, "protruding rock, at the peak, suitable for the construction of houses". The foundation is attributed to populations in the valley of the current Sulmona, which, detached from the original stock, settled on the hill called "Castel Mancino". The land of Pescasseroli belonged to the Counts of Celano then to the Di Sangro and the D'Aquino and, therefore, to the Marquises of Vasto. It was also a fief of Vittoria Colonna and Maria of Aragon. Pescasseroli lived the g

Lettopalena
Lettopalena

Lettopalena is a small village of medieval origin, which rises in a naturalistically particular context: it develops, in fact, on large limestone blocks that originated from a landslide that occurred 5000 years ago and these "geological wounds" are still today studied all over the world. The town rose around the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria di Monteplanizio and even today around the town you can see the majestic remains of the Cyclopean walls. Do not miss the remains of the former Church of San Nicola di Bari to let yourself be transported in a distant and mysterious past: rebuilt after

Gessopalena
Gessopalena

Gessopalena rises to 654 meters above sea level on the eastern side of the Maiella: once perched on the rocky spur that dominates the Aventino valley, now lying on the ridge along which the via Peligna winds. Its name derives from the Latin gypsum, due to the presence in the territory of crystalline rocks from which the gypsum is obtained. Archaeological finds discovered in the countryside testify to pre-Roman and Roman settlements. In the early Middle Ages the population of Gessana lived scattered in the "villas" of the ancient Roman colonization; only around the year 1000,

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