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Rivisondoli, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

Situated on a side of Mount Calvario, Rivisondoli is an important tourist center, especially in winter thanks to the many skiing facilities.

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Info

  • Altitude: 1230 m a.s.l
  • Distance from L'Aquila: km
  • Population: ca. 792 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 67036
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0864
  • How to reach it: by road, Autoroute A 25 from Rome: exit Sulmona - Pratola Peligna, then state road to Castel di Sangro; bus and trains, from Sulmona and Castel di Sangro.

History

Rivisondoli rose in the XII century in a strategic position along an important military and commercial route, the "Via degli Abruzzi" and was renowned for its production of weapons. A fire almost completely destroyed the village in 1792. Fortunately the establishment of the Sulmona - Isernia railway helped the development of tourism. In 1913 the Italian Royal Family hed its residence here.
Rivisondoli, L'Aquila

What to see

  • The Parish Church San Nicola di Bari, rebuilt at the beginning of this century, with fine stained glass windows by Giovanni Haynal.

Events and Festivities

  • 5 January: Living Crib, the most important in the region.
  • 17 January: Feast of Sant'Antonio Abate.

Where to stay

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