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Guardiagrele, the "city of stone" narrated by Gabriele d'Annunzio of the "Triumph of Death", is a village with ancient history: colonized by the Benedictines who built a monastery on the site, it had its maximum splendor around the twelfth century. The town planning and the architecture of the center bear traces of this past: millenary towers, churches, old houses and narrow alleys, the village enchants with its story of medieval atmospheres. However, the heart of Guardiagrele's identity is its craftsmanship: the town saw the birth of schools of high perfection and prominent figures such as Nicola da Guardiagrele, a pupil of Ghiberti, and still enchants with the art and craft creations that are made here, among the splendid artifacts of the goldsmith's art.

Provincia: Chieti

CAP: 66016

Prefisso: 0871

Altitudine: 576


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The archaeological museum "F. Ferrari", set up on the ground floor of the town hall, was inaugurated in 1999 and houses in six rooms the funerary objects dating from the ninth and third centuries BC found in the necropolis of Còmino.

The "Don Domenico Grossi" Museum exhibits a precious collection of objects of sacred art and jewellery. It is housed in the premises of the medieval crypt and, in three rooms, collects the most important pieces from the cathedral from other city churches. The works on display range from the fourteenth century to 1700.

The Museum of Ceramics of Rapino was founded in December 2003, with the intention of revaluing an ancient art that has carried the name of Rapino around the world, it is located in the ancient convent of San Antonio, an architectural complex dating back to 1645 and consists of different rooms, each characterized by works by different authors, eras and styles, among them, the Museum boasts the p