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Lucoli, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

Lucoli is a group of hamlets, among which Casamaina which is considered the centre, along the valley of the river Rio, a few miles from the beautiful ski slopes of Campo Felice.

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Info

  • Altitude: 956 m a.s.l
  • Distance from L'Aquila: 25 km
  • Population: ca. 1000 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 67045
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0862

History

Formed by the union of several Roman "villas" (which until 1530 were part of the jurisdiction of Aquila), Lucoli was stronghold of the Colonna and later Marcantonio Palma, who bought it in 1610 for 30,000 ducats; finally it belonged to the Barberini family. On its territory once was the ancient Benedictine abbey of St. John of Collimento, founded by Count Odorisio of the Marsi family in the 11th century.

What to see

  • The parish church of San Giovanni Battista at Lucoli Alto, which houses beautiful sculptures of the 16th century.

Events and Festivities

  • 24 June Feast of San Giovanni
  • 10 August: Feast of San Lorenzo.

Where to stay

Genealogy and Links

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