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Collarmele, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo region Collarmele dominates the Fucino basin, and was largely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1915.
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Altitude: 883 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: km -- Population: ca. 1000 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67040 -- Phone Area Code: 0863

arrowHistory

On the site there was Cerfennia, an ancient settlement of the Marsi also mentioned by Livy. The medieval town rose, according the tradition, from the aggregation of many "vici" (=hamlets), and had an important oversight role in the area on the route of the Via Tiburtina Valeria. It became an independent municipality in 1816.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • The medieval round tower, miraculously escaped the disastrous effects of the 1915 earthquake
  • near the village, 16th-century Church of Madonna delle Grazie

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • 9 - 10 July Feast of St. Felicita and the seven martyr children
  • 23 - 24 September Feast of Madonna della Mercede

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