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Lecce nei Marsi, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

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.

Info

  • Altitude: 740 m a.s.l
  • Distance from L'Aquila: km
  • Population: ca. 1700 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 67050
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0863.

History

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.

What to see

  • The picturesque ruins of Lecce Vecchio and Serre, abandoned since 1816.

Events and Festivities

  • August: Lamb Festival.
  • 13 December: Fair of St. Lucia.

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