Bolognano, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
Located on a hill in the Orta Valley, the village has preserved its medieval character. Nearby is the Natural Reserve of Orta Valley, with the interesting Grotta dei Piccioni (=Grotto of Pigeons), where remains of a sanctuary of probable prehistoric origin were found.
Altitude: 276 m a.s.l -- Distance from Pescara: 41 km -- Population: ca. 1300 inhabitants -- Zip code: 65020 -- Phone Area Code: 085 -- How to reach it: motorway: A25 uscita Torre de' Passeri
At S. Liberata and S. Anzimo Roman remains were found. In the Middle Ages the settlement was long in the possession of the abbey of San Clemente a Casauria, and later belonged to the Caracciolo and Branconi, to Filippo Nodari and finally to the Durini family, the last feudal lords. On 1806 Joseph Bonaparte suppressed the feudal system in the Kingdom of Naples.
Points of Interest
- Church of Maria Entroterra, with a beautiful Madonna and Child and a sixteenth-century fresco by Paolo Cardone from Aquila
- Grotta dei Piccioni (Cave of Pigeons)
- Majella National Park
Events & Festivities
- August: Feast of the Sacred Heart
- September: festival of traditional local sweets
- 11 November: Feast of St. Martin, with tasting of new wine