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Collelongo, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo region Located on the slopes of Mount Mal Passo, Collelongo was severely damaged by the 1915 earthquake.
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Altitude: 914 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: km 80 -- Population: ca. 1600 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67050 -- Phone Area Code: 0863

arrowHistory

Prehistoric settlements have been found in the area, but the first record of the name of Collelongo was in the 9th century AD. In 1150 it was a feud of Count Ruggero di Albe, later it belonged to the Piccolomini and Pignatelli.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • The church of S. Maria delle Grazie
  • The church of S. Maria Nuova, which contains a fine organ of 1745 and some modern paintings
  • The "torre ducale"
  • Palazzo Botticelli, which hosts an Antiquarium and a "Museo della Cultura Materiale"
  • the ruins of ancient polygonal walls, in the nearby hamlet of San Castro.

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • 16 - 17 January Feast of S. Antonio Abate, with traditional rites
  • First Sunday of August: Lamb Festival
  • 15, 16, 17 August: Patron feasts of the Assumption and St. Rocco
  • Christmas: Living Crib at the Maiure Meadows

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