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Pescocostanzo

Pescocostanzo, the cultural seat of the Majella National Park, is an ancient village. It almost surprises how such a small town can encompass many wonders of history, art and culture, and yet it is just like that: starting from the beautiful landscape in which it is immersed, you get to the heart of the village and you are enchanted by the details of the city and the architecture, elegant and well preserved. The heart of the historic center is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Colle, one of the most interesting churches in the entire region thanks to the elements of great artistic value that it preserves inside. But beauty does not stop there: to see, other churches, palaces and shops, fountains and streets with stone slabs. Finally, here the ancient artisan tradition has remained intact, to be discovered stopping enchanted to observe the wise gestures of those who work the material with passion and mastery.

Provincia: L'Aquila

CAP: 67033

Prefisso: 0864

Altitudine: 1395

POSIZIONE GEOGRAFICA

41.8902102, 14.0655955

Palazzo Fanzago (1626-1642), so called in reference to its designer Cosimo Fanzago (from Bergamo), was intended to house the monastery of the Poor Clares of S. Scolastica. It is the most interesting public building, characterized by six large baroque niches (fake windows) that alternate with a closed and broken crown gable on the main facade, overlooking the Town Hall Square.

Rock church of the XII/XIII century (rottoes and hermitage) opens at 1,266 m asl at the foot of a cliff that overlooks the Fourth Great, on the slopes of Mount Pizzalto, in front of Colle Riina where Lombard tombs have been found.

The Sanctuary preserves a miraculous image of the Madonna and Child (stone bas-relief). It was erected at the end of the 16th century in the place where, according to tradition, the effigy of the Virgin, transported from distant lands, became so heavy that it could no longer be removed.