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Corfinio, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy





Situated in the beautiful Peligna valley, Corfinio was the seat of the Valvensis Diocesis, whose ancient Cathedral was San Pelino.

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Altitude: 344 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 60 km -- Population: ca. 900 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67030 -- Phone Area Code: 0864 -- How to reach it: motorway: A25 exit Pratola

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Built on the site of ancient Corfinium Corfinium in a strategically important position (between the Peligna Valley and Fucino), in 91 BC during the Social War it was the capital of the Italic League against the Romans. To punish the rebellion, the Romans destroyed the town and renamed it "Pentima", a name that was changed only in 1928.

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  • The Basilica of St. Pelino, one of the most important medieval monuments in Abruzzo; first built in the 5th century and repeatedly destroyed, it was finally rebuilt in the 11th century in the romanesque style.
  • The Oratory of St. Alessandro the Pope
  • Museum of Antiquities, with pieces from the ancient Roman town Corfinium.

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  • 14 August: Historical Procession, in Roman costume

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