Description L’Aquila (026) San Bernardino L’Aquila, less than 2 hours’ drive from , is the capital of the Rome region surrounded by mountains like the Abruzzo Gran Sasso at 2,912 m, the highest point of Italian mainland. [Read more] Main Sights Santa Maria di Collemaggio: The church, outside of the town with its façade of pink and white stones, was built in the 13 th century by Pietro dal Morrone. San Bernardino: The 15 th century church houses the tomb of San Bernardino of Siena. It’s Renaissance façade was built by Cola dell’Amatrice in 1527. Fontanelle delle Novantanove Cannelle: The fountain commemorates the 99 villages that Frederick II united when he founded L’Aquila.
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