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Goriano Sicoli, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo region Goriano Sicoli is located on a hill in the Subequana Valley, and has a fine historical centre of the Middle Ages.
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Altitude: 720 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 56 km -- Population: ca. 700 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67030 -- Phone Area Code: 0864 -- How to reach it: - road: S.S.n° 261 Subequana
or A25 exit Pratola S.S.n° 5d

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The village was built on the site of the ancient Roman town Statulae. In the 12th century it belonged to Rainaldo, Count of Celano, while the current name appears for the first time in the 14th century. Later it came under the dominion of the Piccolomini, and finally the Barberini.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • Parish Church of Santa Maria Nuova, with beautiful Renaissance features and new additions of the 18th century.
  • Church of Santa Gemma, with a splendid baroque interior and portals.

arrowEvents & Festivities

    11, 12 and 13 May Feast of Santa Gemma
    13 June: Feast of St. Antony
    First half of August: Festival of the "ciambella gorianese" (Goriano doughnut)

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