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Bisegna, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo region Situated on a mountain crest just below the Spina di Cerreto and Montagna Grande, Bisegna dominates the Valle del Giovenco.
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Altitude: 1210 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 85 km -- Population: ca. 500 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67050 -- Phone Area Code: 0863 -- How to reach it:
- road: A24 Avezzano-Pescara
- bus, trains: from Sulmona

arrowHistory

On the site there was Visinium, a Roman castrum destroyed by Valerius Maximus; in the XII century Bisegna was a citadel which dominated the whole valley. It was successively under the Acclozamoras, Piccolominis, Savelli and finally the Sforza-Cabrera-Bovadilla. The 1915 earthquake destroyed a large part of the village.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • The churcch of St. Maria Assunta, which preserves precious XV-century silverware from Sulmona.
  • Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • 19-20 January Feast of St.Sebastiano, with a bread procession
  • 24-25 June Feast of St. Giovanni Battista and St. Antonio
  • 15-16 August Feast of the Assuption and St. Rocco
  • 18-20 August Feast of St. Antonio, St. Bernardo and St. Sebastiano and fair of traditional product

arrowHotels, Lodging, Restaurants

  • Aquila Reale Hotel

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