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Castelvecchio Calvisio, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo region Located on the southern slopes of the Gran Sasso, the old part of town is still surrounded by ancient walls.
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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
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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.

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  • the church of San Cipriano, built on the site where once stood the castle of San Lorenzo (eighth century)

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  • August: Festival of "Cicerchia" (=similar to chickpeas)

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