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


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