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Rivisondoli, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo region 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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Altitude: 1230 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: km -- Population: ca. 792 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67036 -- Phone Area Code: 0864 -- How to reach it:
- bus, trains:
Autoroute A 25 from Rome: exit Sulmona - Pratola Peligna - then state road to Castel di Sangro
- bus, trains: from Sulmona and Castel di Sangro
Rivisondoli, L'Aquila

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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.

arrowPoints of Interest

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

arrowEvents & Festivities

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

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