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Scanno is a show that begins before the boundaries of the village. The road that goes up to hairpin bends and leads to the village is splendid: the journey becomes an experience of beauty, while the gaze is lost in the landscape, on the Sagittario Reserve and on the lake, and then settle on the village and meet a place of magic and enchantment. Perched on a spur of rock, stands Scanno: the historic center is a tangle of narrow streets and old houses, beautiful fountains and squares, stately buildings and elegant and decorated portals, all harmoniously fused in a mild and relaxing atmosphere. Then there are the churches of the village, where you can still breathe the strong spirituality that has always pervaded these places, churches of dark stone, which contain small artistic treasures inside them.

Provincia: L'Aquila

CAP: 67038

Prefisso: 0864

Altitudine: 1050m


41.8999822, 13.8841364

Founded in 1993 by a group of volunteers, it is located in the historic centre of the town in a building dating back to 1901, originally intended as a municipal abattoir. It was called the Wool Museum because wool was, between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, a source of primary wealth for this as for other towns in mountain Abruzzo.

The Scanno lake is the result of a huge landslide that dammed the Sagittario valley creating the most visited and suggestive lake in Abruzzo. The heart shaped lake is situated in a extended basin at 922 meter above sea level between the historical villages Scanno and Villalago, at the feet of the Montagna Grande, on the border of the Abruzzo National Park.