Aielli, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

On a hill overlooking the whole Fucino basin, Aielli can still show such fine medieval sights as the cylindrical, XIV-century tower, once belonging to a larger fortified structure built by Ruggero, Count of Celano, and remarkable churches.

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  • Altitude: 600 m a.s.l
  • Distance from L'Aquila: 39 km
  • Population: ca. 600 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 67041
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0863
  • How to reach it: A25, exit Aielli-Celano; bus and trains, from Avezzano.


Called castrum Agelli in the Middle Ages, Aielli was surrounded by walls in the 14th century, then was annexed to the County of Celano. In 1915 the famed earthquake destroyed a large part of the small town.

What to see

  • The Cylindrical Tower
  • The church of S. Rocco
  • The beautiful church of S. Adolfo at Aielli Stazione, built in the 1930's with the contribute of sculptor Arturo Dazzi.
  • The remains of a hermitage below Mount Etra.

Events and Festivities

  • August: Sagra of amaretti (typical almond biscuits).

Where to stay

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