Abbateggio, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo

Situated along the northern slopes of the Majella, along the road leading from Scafa to Caramanico Terme in a panoramic position with an all round view from the Gran Sasso mountain group to the Adriatic, is also included in the Majella National Park.


  • Altitude: 450 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Pescara: 40 km
  • Population: ca. 400 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 65020
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 085
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A25 exit Alanno-Scafa.


The first documents about the village existence date back to the X century. In the course of centuries it belonged, among others, to the celebrated Orsini and Farnese families.

What to see

  • The church of San Lorenzo.
  • The Sanctuary of Madonna dell'Elcina, where, according to the tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared on a tree.
  • The typical "tholoi" (singular "tholos"), shepherds' huts in dry stone
  • the Majella National Park.

Events and Festivities

  • 17 January: feast of St. Antony the Abbot.
  • 10 August: feast of St. Lorenzo.
  • 8 September: feast of Madonna dell'Elcina.

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