The city of Peltuinum, founded between the first century BC and the first century AD in the territory inhabited by the people of Vestini, extends over a plateau raised above the plateau of Navelli emerging between the valley of Aterno and that of Tirino, natural roads of crossing of the Abruzzese Apennines. The city had a role, both political and economic, strategic in the control of commercial traffic linked to transhumance routes; even in times closer to us the plateau was crossed in an East-West direction by the Regio Tratturo Borbonico, whose customs structures have settled on the entry
La Rocca, at the height of a very high peak (1500 m above sea level), has a regular plant with large towers with a circular plan and a male at the center. Still retains sharp walls and even a rare original crenellation.
A city rich in history. The remains of the ancient walls, the doors and the villages, the churches and the palaces, the wide and luminous squares, the alleys and the streets still tell it. A noble city, strong and proud, it has experienced periods of splendor and crossed moments of great difficulty, always managing to rise again. Center of art and culture, plays an important role in the region. At the center of the Valle Peligna, crossed over the centuries by transhumant shepherds and warrior peoples, friars hermits and merchants, it is also known for being the birthplace in 43 BC to Publio
Located 20 km from the Adriatic and close to the rocks of the Gran Sasso d'Italia (2912 m), Teramo, between the rivers Vezzosa and Tordino, is the capital of the province that occupies the northernmost territory of the Abruzzo region. The discovery of funerary furnishings, similar to those of the protohistoric tombs in Piceno, attest that the city was undoubtedly a pre-Roman settlement.
Lanciano is, after the Provincial County Seats, one of the most important municipalities of the province of Chieti. The town is above all a cradle of art for the presence of numerous monuments, starting from the sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle which preserves the testimony of the oldest Eucharistic miracle of the Catholic world. Around the year 700, in the ancient church of San Legonziano, a Basilian monk expressed doubts about the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. During Mass, the consecrated host and wine really turned into flesh and blood. The relics are kept in a monstrance
The city of L'Aquila is located in the center of the homonymous basin closed on one side by the Gran Sasso and by Velino Sirente on the other. This basin is crossed by the river Aterno. The city was born from the will of a group of feudal lords who asked Pope Gregory IX for the concession to found a city on the hill that stretched between Amiternum and Forcona. The numerous castles scattered on the slopes surrounding the new city, gradually built houses, churches, fountains and squares, creating the first nucleus of L'Aquila, whose name derives from the numerous water springs that were born
It looks like an invented place, Roccascalegna, a castle narrated in some fairy tale, or ancient novel. Instead, this beautiful castle really exists, and it is so beautiful that it was chosen as the location for the film "The Tale of Tales" by Matteo Garrone. Set on a rocky spur, it dominates the medieval village, the valley of the Rio Secco and the wide valley of the Sangro, like an ancient guardian, imposing and taciturn. To visit it means to immerse oneself in the fascination of the ancient Middle Ages, to lose oneself in observing the vestibule with its herringbone bricks, the sentinel