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International Museum of Women in Art - Scontrone (Aq)

Typology: contemporary art.

Description: the International Museum of Women in Art - M.I.D.A. - is the only one of its kind in Italy and Europe. It is located in the municipality of SCONTRONE, a small village of 200 inhabitants, and has so far supplied 100 works of painting, sculpture and photography by one hundred artists from 40 countries around the world.

Services: bathrooms, projection room.

Castello Piccolomini - Celano (AQ)

The Castle is majestic and does not go unnoticed by those who travel the highway from Rome to Chieti-Pescara.

Castello Chiola - Loreto Aprutino (Pe)

The ancient castle, as watchtower of the Lombards and outpost of Frederick II, it becomes home for noble families since the thirteenth century, and it will remain so through the D’Aquino, Gamba, Casamarte, the D’Avalos and, from 1870 to the present day, to the Chiola family.

Castello marchesale - Palmoli (Ch)

The palace is situated in the middle of the town of Tossicia, once the main center of the so called Sicilian Valley, which rises on the ridge of a hill between the torrent of the valley and the river Chiarino.

The palace belonged to the Counts Orsini and then, as from the sixteenth century, became the residence of the Marquises Alaron de Mendoza.

Castello aragonese - Ortona (Ch)

The imposing castle, situated on a high promontory overlooking the sea, towers the coast of Ortona. Though the presence of a fortress is documented as from the Angevin age, the building of the present structure started only when the dynasty of Aragon ascended the power, that is in the mid fifteenth century or a short time later. As a consequence of the landing of Venetian plunderers and the subsequent sack in 1447, it was decided to build a new fortress.

Castello Ducale - Crecchio (CH)

Among the hills connecting the Adriatic Coast to the Mount Majella massif, the ancient village of Crecchio (Chieti) can be found. Crecchio, which retains the feel of an ancient village, is dominated by the striking De Riseis-d'Aragona Castle. 

Rocca Calascio (Aq)

Calascio (located in l’Aquila) is a small town nestled in the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. Surrounded by a landscape of prairies and imposing rocks, it was once dominated by another village, Rocca Calascio, destroyed by the earthquake in 1703.  

Only the ruins of the old village remain, along with a very famous Rocca (Fortress), founded around the year 1000 as a simple watchtower. This fortress has become increasingly important because of its particularly privileged position. 

Santa Maria della Valle - Scanno (AQ)

This church is named from Carapale Valley where it was built. There are only scarce evidences about the early times of its existence: the first attestation dates back to 1568, when it was declared a parish church and painted with Renaissance frescoes.

Santuario di Maria Santissima della Libera - Pratola Peligna (Aq)

All the mountainous and rural Abruzzo refers to his devotion to the Madonna della Libera, Protector of the Peligna Valley, whose cult developed around an image of the Virgin miraculously found in 1456 and attributed to the liberation of the territory from the plague.

Chiesa di San Giovanni Ad Insulam ( Isola Del Gran Sasso (te)

Built on a hill by the river Mavone, in the homonymous valley, surrounded by trees, the church of Saint John was probably founded in the XII century, along with the Benedictine monastery adjoining it, whose ruins bear evidence of its original big size. The faade, adjusted later when the belfry was added, is made of white local stone blocks; the portal, surmounted by a round window, is decorated with spirals and floral reliefs and has mullioned windows with two lights on the sides.

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