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Assergi, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

At 20 km from L'Aquila, Assergi lies just below the imposing Gran Sasso d'Italia. A couple of kilometres away there is Fonte Cerreto ("la Villetta"), with a cableway to the Campo Imperatore skislopes. There are a number of fine churches, 14 fountains and the remains of a medieval castle.

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Info

  • Altitude: 900 m a.s.l
  • Distance from L'Aquila: 20 km
  • Population: ca. 500 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 67010
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0862
  • How to reach it: A24 Roma-L'Aquila-Teramo, exit Assergi; by road, S.S. 17 bis from L'Aquila; by bus, from l'Aquila.

History

The village is ancient, and also took part to the foundation of nearby L'Aquila. It is still possible to see the walls that surrounded the medieval citadel.
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What to see

  • Santa Maria Assunta.
  • The church of Madonna del Mulino.
  • Three chapels: Madonna della Villa, Madonna del Castello and Madonna del Fiume.
  • The Gran Sasso d'Italia
  • Nearby, the Grotta a Male, an important destination for speleologists and archaeologists. 420 m long, with a slope of 84 m, the grottos consists of large rooms full of stalactites, with two small lakes and many paleontological traces of prehistoric man.
  • A few kms away, on the road leading to Valle del Vasto, it is still possible to admire the beautiful XIII-century San Pietro della Genca, near the remains of an ancient borough, which still witness to the importance of the old monastery economy based on sheep raising.
  • A few kms up into the mountains it is possible to reach the spring called Acque di San Franco, where the ancient hermit led his saint life.
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Events and Festivities

  • 4 e 5 June: S. Franco, patron saint of Assergi
  • 27 December: medieval reenactement.

Where to stay

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