Canistro, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
The picturesque village still bears the basic structure of the medieval borough of the 11th and 12th centuries, when the community was dedicated to agriculture and sheep breeding.
Altitude: 554 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 70 km -- Population: ca. 1000 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67050 -- Phone Area Code: 0863 -- How to reach it: - bus, trains: from Avezzano road: A24 or A25, exit Avezzano, then Superstrada Valle del Liri
Archaeological findings in the area suggest the existence of an ancient settlement in Roman times. Mentioned as Castrum in the 12th century, is was almost depopulated by the plague of 1656. In 1854 became it was given a separate jurisdiction from Civitella Roveto. In 1915 the Avezzano earthquake caused great damage.
Points of Interest
- Church of S. Bastiano
- Church of San Giovanni Battista
- Vecchiarelli Palace
Events & Festivities
- 6 January: Representation of the Nativity in the streets of the borough
- 15 August: Feast of St. John the Baptist
- Last Sunday in October: Chestnut Festival