Castelvecchio Calvisio, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Located on the southern slopes of the Gran Sasso, the old part of town is still surrounded by ancient walls.
Altitude: 1045 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 45 km -- Population: ca. 250 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67020 -- Phone Area Code: 0862 -- How to reach it: SS 17 L'Aquila-Pescara up to Castelnuovo, then an inner mountainous road
Of medieval origin, Castelvecchio was part of the Barony of Carapelle; owned by Lionello Acclozamora, was then a fief of the Piccolomini, Ottavio Cattaneo and finally the Medici of Florence.
Points of Interest
- the church of San Cipriano, built on the site where once stood the castle of San Lorenzo (eighth century)
Events & Festivities
- August: Festival of "Cicerchia" (=similar to chickpeas)