Bisegna, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

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
  • Postal code: 67050
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0863
  • How to reach it: by road, A24 Avezzano-Pescara; bus and trains, from Sulmona.


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.

What to see

  • The church of St. Maria Assunta, which preserves precious XV-century silverware from Sulmona.
  • The National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise.

Events and 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.

Where to stay

  • Aquila Reale Hotel.

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