Rocca di Calascio (338)

Abruzzo482 photos


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.

List of sights

Cocullo65 photos

Cocullo (251) Festa dei serpari
CoculloAbruzzo - Italy

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… [Read more]

Gessopalena40 photos

Gessopalena (136)
GessopalenaAbruzzo - Italy

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… [Read more]

L’Aquila28 photos

L’Aquila (26) San Bernardino
L’AquilaAbruzzo - Italy

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. [Read more]

Pacentro13 photos

Pacentro (21)
PacentroAbruzzo - Italy

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 … [Read more]

Rocca di Calascio104 photos

Rocca di Calascio (338)
Rocca di CalascioAbruzzo - Italy

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[Read more]

Roccascalegna86 photos

Roccascalegna (42)
RoccascalegnaAbruzzo - Italy

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… [Read more]

San Vito Chietino92 photos

San Vito Chietino (186)
San Vito ChietinoAbruzzo - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 17′ 60″ N, 14° 27′ 37″ 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.… [Read more]


See also

Italy14,018 photos

Roman Forum (162)
Roman ForumRome - Lazio - Italy

Italy, officially Repubblica Italiana, is a country located partly on the European Continent and partly on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its… [Read more]

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