Civitella Alfedena lies in the Upper Sangro Valley at the foot of the Monti della Meta, on a geltle hill overlooking Lake Barrea, right in the heart of the Abruzzo National Park. The municipality comprises two important natural reserves, Colle Licco and Feudo Intramonti, very special environmental niches within the Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo; an important feature is also the Museum of the Apennine Wolf.
Altitude: 1120 m a.s.l
-- Distance from L'Aquila: 110 km
-- Population: ca. 300 inhabitants
-- Zip code: 67030
-- Phone Area Code: 0864
-- How to reach it: along the Sulmona/Castel di Sangro line, nearest stop Alfedena, a very slow but panoramic route
either A24 exit Pescina, then S.S. 83 towards Gioia dei marsi, then a winding road through Pescasseroli and Opi, or (panoramic route) exit Cocullo then S.S. 479 through Anversa degli Abruzzi and picturesque Sagittario canyon, Scanno, up to Passo Goti, then western side of Monte Greco
In the area important neolithic remains (VII-III century B.C.) have been found. On the area a Marsian town known as Fresilia rose in antiquity, and not far away also Aufidena, a powerful Samnite citadel. The medieval village is first recorded in documents of the XI century.
Sights & Excursions
- Parish church of San Nicola
- Medieval tower
Events & Festivities
Second Sunday in JulyFeast of Santa Lucia
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