Barrea, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo region Overlooking wonderful Lake Barrea from a hilltop in the upper Valle del Sangro, the village can show old churches, the walls of an ancient castle and the remains of a pre-Roman necropolis. It is a favourite choice for tourists who like mountain and lake resorts and love a natural park's atmosphere.
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Altitude: 1060 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 100 km -- Population: ca. 900 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67030 -- Phone Area Code: 0864 -- How to reach it:
- road: A25, exit Cocullo
- bus, trains: from Avezzano, Sulmona


With the name of Barregias, the village rose together with St. Angelo, a nearby Benedictine monastery, in the VIII century. The area came under the rule of the powerful Sangros, who built a storm-proof fortress which still keeps their name.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • Lake Barrea
  • The Church of St. Maria della Baia
  • The Church of St. Tommaso
  • Natural Reserve Lago di Pantaniello

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • 26 June Feast of St. Tommaso Apostolo
  • August Feast of St. Maria delle Grazie (emigrants come back on the occasion)
  • Christmas Night Traditional bonfire

arrowHotels, Lodging, Restaurants

  • Hotel Holidays
  • Hotel Lago Verde