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Between the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, and the Sirente-Velino Regional Park, in an evocative and almost uncontaminated nature, stands Pescina, an ancient village that tells, with the urbanism and the architecture of its historical center, the medieval influences still visible. If the remains of the ancient Cyclopean walls tell of prehistoric settlements, the most recent history is enclosed in a symbol: the Tower that dominates the center and that rises from the remains of the old castle of "Rocca Vecchia" which belonged to the Piccolomini family. But there is also another tower that fascinates those who admire it and it is the Tower of Venus of the Marsi, dating back to the thirteenth century. As in many small jewels of art and spirituality, numerous churches dot the historical center, to be crossed, getting lost in the details of this beauty.

Provincia: L'Aquila

CAP: 67057

Prefisso: 0863

Altitudine: 735m


42.0253997, 13.6505082

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.

Inaugurated in Pescina on May 1st 2006 and realized in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, with the Archival Superintendence for Abruzzo and with the State Archives of L'Aquila, the Silone Museum is housed in the premises, renovated in the past to house the Ignazio Silone Study Centre, of the former convent of S