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Among the splendid Apennine valleys of Abruzzo and surrounded by imposing and wild mountains, we find Collarmele, a small village whose origins are surrounded by mystery and legends. What we know is that the village is set like a precious stone in a landscape that takes your breath away, at the gates of the Sirente Velino Regional Park, halfway between the Majella Park, the Monte Salviano Nature Reserve and the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. Among woods, hills and streams, its territory is a paradise for those who love to explore nature and be enveloped by its regenerating silence. The symbol of its history, instead, is the Norman Tower, still perfectly preserved: it is a sentinel that guards and protects the village, which, despite the centuries of battles have passed, has never stopped guarding its people.

Provincia: L'Aquila

CAP: 67040

Prefisso: 0863

Altitudine: 835m


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The important cultural institution was born as Museum of Sacred Art in fact, in it, have merged all the abandoned finds in the attics of the sacristies and churches of St. John and Paul Martyrs and Our Lady of Grace being part of the artistic-devotional dowry of the ancient churches of Cerchio: first of all the ancient church matrix S. Maria dell'Annunziata vulgarly called within the walls.

Next to the remains of the home of Cardinal Mazzarino, born on 14.07.1602 and died on 9.03.1661, was established in 1970 a House Museum whose rooms display, in addition to documents and books of various kinds relating to the life of the Cardinal, also prints, tapestries and models.