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Abruzzo

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Abruzzo is a region in central Italy, its western border lying less than 80 km east of Rome. Abruzzo borders the region of Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east, and the Adriatic Sea to the east.…

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Cocullo (1)
Cocullo (1)

Cocullo

Coordinates: 42° 1′ 59″ N, 13° 46′ 28″ E

Cocullo is a village in the Abruzzo situated in the Peligna Valley, between the towns of Avezzano and Sulmona. Cocullo is known for his singular patron saint’s holiday, named Festa di San Domenico or Festa dei Serpari, in which the patron saint’s…

Gessopalena (1)
Gessopalena (1)

Gessopalena

Coordinates: 42° 3′ 30″ N, 14° 16′ 12″ E

Gessopalena is a town in the Abruzzo 644 m above the sea level. Inhabited since Pre-Roman times, in the early Middle Ages it consisted of a group of houses clinging on a big rock called “Pietra Lucente” on top of which was an ancient castle. The…

L’Aquila (1)
L’Aquila (1)

L’Aquila

Coordinates: 42° 20′ 34″ N, 13° 24′ 15″ E

L’Aquila, less than 2 hours’ drive from Rome, is the capital of the Abruzzo region surrounded by mountains like the Gran Sasso at 2,912 m, the highest point of Italian mainland.

Pacentro (1)
Pacentro (1)

Pacentro

Coordinates: 42° 3′ 1″ N, 13° 59′ 35″ E

Pacentro, a municipality of the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo, is a well preserved historic medieval village located in the central part of Italy, several kilometres from the City of Sulmona about 170 km east of Rome. Pacentro lies in the

Rocca di Calascio (1)
Rocca di Calascio (1)

Rocca di Calascio

Coordinates: 42° 19′ 42″ N, 13° 41′ 23″ E

Rocca di Calascio, at an elevation of 1,460 m, is the highest fortress in Italy located in the province of L’Aquila. It was exclusively built for military purposes and intended only to accommodate troops. The fortress was started in the 10th

Roccascalegna (1)
Roccascalegna (1)

Roccascalegna

Coordinates: 42° 3′ 44″ N, 14° 18′ 14″ E

Roccascalegna is a village in the Abruzzo, 455 m above sea level on a rocky hills dominating the Rio Secco valley, an affluent on the right bank of the Aventino River. On the big rock a steep castle overlooks the village. The stronghold was built…

San Vito Chietino (1)
San Vito Chietino (1)

San Vito Chietino

Coordinates: 42° 16′ 23″ N, 14° 29′ 59″ E

San Vito Chietino is a village in the Abruzzo. The town is home to the “La Costa dei Trabocchi”. Trabocchi (Trabucchi) are giant wooden platforms built since 1400, in the middle of the sea. They can be seen from the town of Ortona to Fossacesia.…

Santo Stefano di Sessanio (1)
Santo Stefano di Sessanio (1)

Santo Stefano di Sessanio

Coordinates: 42° 20′ 36″ N, 13° 38′ 42″ E

Santo Stefano di Sessanio is a hill town in the province of L’Aquila adjacent to the high plain of Campo Imperatore. It is located in the natural park known as the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park. Following the April 2009 earthquake,…

Scanno (1)
Scanno (1)

Scanno

Coordinates: 41° 54′ 12″ N, 13° 52′ 49″ E

Scanno is a town with alleys and narrow streets in the province of L’Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.

Description

Abruzzo is a region in central Italy, its western border lying less than 80 km east of Rome. Abruzzo borders the region of Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east, and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Geographically, it is more of a central than southern region, though ISTAT (the Italian statistical authority) considers it part of Southern Italy, a vestige of Abruzzo’s historic association with the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

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