Lecce nei Marsi, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Nestled in the Fucino basin, the current village was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1915, a little distance from the its original site. In all likelihood it was in the the birthplace of 15th-century painter Andrea Delitio.
Altitude: 740 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: km -- Population: ca. 1700 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67050 -- Phone Area Code: 0863
In the area ancient settlements of the pre-Roman Marsi civilization were found. The present centre was built in the Middle Ages, when it was a fief of the abbey of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Scurcola Marsicana. During the 15th century it passed to the Colonna and later in the 18th century to the Sforza-Cabrera-Bodavilla.
Points of Interest
- the picturesque ruins of Lecce Vecchio and Serre, abandoned since 1816.
Events & Festivities
- August: Lamb Festival
- 13 December: Fair of St. Lucia