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Lettomanoppello, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
Situated on a hillside on the right bank of the Lavino, this lively centre is the starting point for a number of beautiful excursions into the Majella mountain group.
Altitude: 370 m a.s.l -- Distance from Pescara: 36 km -- Population: ca. 3000 inhabitants -- Zip code: 65020 -- Phone Area Code: 085 -- How to reach it: motorway: A25 exit Alanno-Scafa -- Frazioni: Canale Calvario, Lavino Chiuse
The site was already renowned in Roman times for its absphalt mines, and later on for the local white stone which offered the material for the renownrd stonecutting crafts of the area. Recorded as "Terra Lecti prope Manopellum", which means "land of the Letto Barons near Manoppello" in the 11th century in 1385 was still under the De Lecto family. In 1405 was under the Orsini and in the latter part of the 17th century under the Valignani.
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