Castel di Ieri, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

Located on a small hill dominated by a massive, 15th-century square sighting tower, has typical medieval houses, and an interesting church of the Assumption (1500) with a beautiful Renaissance portal.


  • Altitude: 519 m a.s.l
  • Distance from L'Aquila: 45 km
  • Population: ca. 500 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 67020
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0864
  • How to reach it: by train, station at Molina Aterno; by road, Subequana n°261.


Not far away were found relics of pre-Roman times. Called "Catrum Hilare", "Perio Castle" and also "Iesio Castle", was a fief of the Barberini family; until the middle of the twentieth century it was part of the commune of Goriano Sicoli.

What to see

  • The church of Santa Maria Assunta.

Events and Festivities

  • 7 August: Feast of St. Donato
  • 21 June: Fair
  • 2 - 3 September: Market Fair.

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