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.
- 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.
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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
- Surnames recorded in Castiglione a Casauria
- People researching in Castiglione a Casauria
- Newspaper articles on Castiglione a Casauria.