Collarmele, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Collarmele dominates the Fucino basin, and was largely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1915.
Altitude: 883 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: km -- Population: ca. 1000 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67040 -- Phone Area Code: 0863
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.
Points 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
Events & Festivities
- 9 - 10 July Feast of St. Felicita and the seven martyr children
- 23 - 24 September Feast of Madonna della Mercede