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Castellafiume, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

Castellafiume is located at the foot of a mountain along the river Liri.

Info

  • Altitude: 840 m a.s.l
  • Distance from L'Aquila: km
  • Population: ca. 1000 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 67050
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0863.

History

Dating back to the 11th century, the small town played an important, strategic role; it was a fief of the Orsini and Colonna. During the 19th century it was included in the comune of Cappadocia; the earthquake of 1915 dealt a severe blow to the village.

What to see

  • The church of St. Nicola with baroque furnishings and decorations
  • In nearby Pagliara, the Church of SS. Salvatore, with a beautiful Renaissance portal.

Events and Festivities

  • Late May: Feast of St. Nicholas of Bari and of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • August: Feast of Our Lady of the Snow and the Lady of the Orient (at Pagliara)
  • First week of August: Festival of "arrosticini"
  • End of August: Feast of pasta and beans
  • Third Sunday of August: Feast of St. Anthony of Padua and St. John Baptist.

Where to stay

  • Albergo Alto Liri.

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