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Poggio Picenze, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo region Poggio Picenze is a fine centre, inhabited by just a little more than 1000 people, but with at least as many people left it in the past 100 years on the emigration wave that swept through Abruzzo after 1860 and are now a remarkable community spreading all over the world.
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Altitude: 756 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 14 km -- Population: ca. over 1000 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67026 -- Phone Area Code: 0862 -- How to reach it: road: nearest autoroute exit; S.S.17 l'Aquila - Pescara
A24 L'Aquila Est

arrowHistory

One of the castles of the Contado aquilano, in 1533 it was given by Emperor Charles V to Antonio Aldana; later it belonged to the Alfieri from L'Aquila and to De Sterlich from Chieti. In 1762 it was damaged by a terrible earthquake. In antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages it was well known for its caves of white stone.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • A medieval house in the old centre
  • Church of Madonna della Consolazione
  • Parish Church, with fine original works: a stone sculpted altar of S. Giovanni and aa wooden Madonna with child
  • Remains of the medieval castle which contributed to the foundation of the city of L'Aquila

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • 18 - 19 June Feast of S. Felice and san Vincenzo
  • August Sagra degli spizzichi (mutton meat, and "pecora alla cottora")
  • 9 novembre Fair of animals

arrowHotels, Lodging, Restaurants

  • LOCANDA URBANI
  • LOCANDA MARIELLA
  • LOCANDA MASCI ADORNINO
  • LOCANDA LA POSTA

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