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Introdacqua, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

On a hill between the di Contra and Sant'Antonio valleys, not far from the city of Sulmona, Introdacqua is an ancient centre, dominated by the profile of a castle.

Info

  • Altitude: 640 m a.s.l
  • Distance from L'Aquila: 110 km
  • Population: ca. 1700 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 67030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0864
  • How to reach it: by road, A25 exit Cocullo then S.S n° 479.

History

On a nearby archaeological area, Monte Plaia, traces of Italic settlements were found; the present town goes back to medieval times, when it was a fiefdom of the Trasmondi family.

What to see

  • The medieval castle, one of the many sighting towers that visually connected Abruzzo to Naples, the capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
  • The Palazzo Trasmondi, built by the ancient feudal Lords of the place.
  • The church of Maria Santissima Annunziata, which also contains interesting works of art.
  • The Monte Plaia and Monte Genzana, with rare wildlife specimens.

Events and Festivities

  • First half of August: Festival of "porchetta and prosciutto".
  • 20 August: Feast of St. Feliciano and St. Antonio.

Where to stay

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