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Pettorano sul Gizio

Between the green of the woods and the soft heights of the mountains that guard it as a jewel to protect, Pettorano sul Gizio stands in the middle of a landscape of great beauty, with the colors and atmospheres typical of the interior Abruzzo. Particular is the history of its most ancient center: devastated by the earthquake of 1706, it was entirely rebuilt and in fact its architectures are of eighteenth-century mold. The majestic Castello Cantelmo, which in the past was one of the most important garrisons in the area, remains from the medieval period. From the irregular plant, the Castle emerges impressive, with its watch tower that still seems to scan the horizon. Today, past and present here are joined: the Castle is in fact home to several art exhibitions.

Provincia: L'Aquila

CAP: 67034

Prefisso: 0864

Altitudine: 656m


41.9756728, 13.9586133

In the system of protected areas of the Abruzzo region, the Monte Genzana Alto Gizio Nature Reserve is of great importance as it is a connecting corridor for wildlife exchanges between the Abruzzo National Park and the Majella National Park. Established by Regional Law No.