Lettopalena, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

A few miles away from the border with the Province of L'Aquila, the present village has been completely rebuilt after a disastrous 1933 earthquake and World War Two bombings. It is a quiet centre, with the beautiful Fonte della Noce park nearby.

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  • Altitude: 680 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 61 km
  • Population: ca. 370 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66010
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0872
  • How to reach it: by road, SS 84 from Roccaraso.


The village rose in the 11th century, and in the 15th belonged to powerful lord Antonio Caldora.
Lettopalena, Chieti

What to see

  • Abbey of Santa Maria di Monteplanizio, with a simple, irregular facade, and an important painting by 19th-century artist Oreste Recchione from Palena
  • Fonte della Noce Park, with picnic sites and beautiful itineraries
  • The Majella National Park.

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Events and Festivities

  • First week in August: Feast of Saints Vincenzo and Maria Assunta.