Cagnano, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo region Situated on a high plateau in the upper Velino valley, this mountain centre is renowned for its healthy climate and beautiful pastures; there is not a true centre, but a number of small villages, among which Termine (so called because the road ends there), San Giovanni, Sala, Fossatillo, Fiugni etc.
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Altitude: 841 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 26 km -- Population: ca. 1700 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67012 -- Phone Area Code: 0862 -- How to reach it:
- road: A25 L'Aquila-Roma, exit L'Aquila Ovest, then S.S.80 from L'Aquila towards Montereale - bus: from L'Aquila


The first mention of Cagnano dates back to the XII century, then the village also took part to the foundation of L'Aquila. In 1703 it was nearly completely destroyed by an earthquake.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • Palazzetto Ludovisi (at Termine)
  • Church of Madonna delle Grazie, with a fine XVI-century cross
  • Church of St. Cosimo, with a late-Renaissance portal.
  • Sorgente dei Frati (road to Sala)

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • 13 June Feast of St. Antonio
  • 24 June Feast of St. Giovanni
  • 28 June Feast of St. Pietro
  • 2 July Feast of St. Pelino (at Collicello)
  • 25 July Feast of St. Giacomo
  • First week in August Boar festival
  • 16 August Feast of St. Rocco
  • 6-7-8 September Boletus festival