Anversa degli Abruzzi, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo region This picturesque village lies at the entrance of the spectacular canyon known as the Gole del Sagittario; in the medieval fortress, rebuilt in the XV century by the Count of Sangro, Gabriele D'Annunzio set his La fiaccola sotto il moggio. There is also an important W.W.F. protected area, the Oasi Naturale delle Gole del Sagittarioand a Flora and Fauna Museum, located in an old watermill.
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Altitude: 660 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 96 km -- Population: ca. 450 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67030 -- Phone Area Code: 0864 -- How to reach it: A25, exit Cocullo, then state road
- bus: from Sulmona - train: Sulmona - Castel di Sangro


Even if a necropolis dating back to the IV century B.C. was found at nearby Cave della Rena, Anversa is a medieval village, and belonged to many different families, among which the Di Sangro, Caldora, Di Procida, and Belprato. In the early XX century the town was famous for its "pignatari" (potmakers).

arrowPoints of Interest

  • XVI-century Church of Madonna delle Grazie
  • The church of S. Marcello, with a fine Gothic portal
  • The remains of the medieval citadel
  • The Flora and Fauna Museum
  • Oasi Naturale delle Gole del Sagittario

arrowEvents & Festivities

    16 January Feast of S. Marcello, with the traditional bonfires
    Good Friday Procession
    First Sunday in July The Feast of Madonna delle Grazie
    August Celebration of the patron Saints

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