Castiglione a Casauria, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
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.
Altitude: 350 m a.s.l -- Distance from Pescara: 42 km -- Population: ca. 900 inhabitants -- Zip code: 65020 -- Phone Area Code: 085 -- How to reach it: motorway: A25 exit Torre de' Passeri
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.
Points of Interest
- 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 & 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