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Castiglione a Casauria, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo

Located in the territory of the Gran Sasso-Laga National Park to the north of the Pescara river,the village has many artistic and cultural attractions.

Info

  • Altitude: 350 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Pescara: 42 km
  • Population: ca. 900 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 65020
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 085
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A25 exit Torre de' Passeri.

History

Built in 980 by Abbot Adam I of San Clemente, the village was mentioned for the first time in 987. It belonged until 1569 to the Cantelmo, it was later sold to the D'Afflitto, and still later became a fief of the Mattucci and De Petris.

What to see

  • The abbey of San Clemente a Casauria, founded in 871, which, together with a wing of the monastery, is what remains of the most important abbey in Abruzzo; among the most interesting features are the cyborium, the ambon, the Easter candle, the alabaster Urn with the remains of St. Clemens.
  • The beautiful Grotto of Sant'Angelo, a place of pilgrimage along the wooded slopes of Monte Morrone.
  • The church of San Francesco.
  • The church of Santa Maria Assunta.
  • The Palazzo De Petris.
  • The Gran Sasso-Laga National Park.

Events and Festivities

  • First half of February: feast of the Patrons San Biagio and Sant'Emilio, with Festival of Muscat wine and donuts
  • 14 August: Feast of Madonna della Croce (Our Lady of the Cross)
  • 16 August: Feast of St. Rocco, with roasted pork festival.

Genealogy and Links

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