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Corvara, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo

Corvara Situated just below Mount Aquileio, this small village can show original stone houses from the late Middle Ages.The main activity of this village is linked, as in the past, to sheep farming. Houses, roads and buildings have retained their original appearance. The exclusive use of stone in the buildings sets it apart from other centers of the province of Pescara.

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Info

  • Altitude: 625 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Pescara: 51 km
  • Population: ca. 350 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 65020
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 085
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A25 exit Torre de' Passeri.

History

Its origins go back in time to the late Middle Ages, when the settlement belonged to the Monastery of St. Clemente a Casauria. During the 13th century, under the Angevin rule, Cantelmo I came into possession of Corvara and his family remained until the second half of the 16th century, when the D'Afflitto, counts of Loreto, became the new rulers.

What to see

  • The medievals walls around the village (remains)
  • The remains of a medieval church, with a Romanesque portal, now peculiarly used as a window on one of the village houses.
  • Of the old Parish Church which collapsed in 1933, the bell tower and traces of the apse remain.
  • The Gran Sasso-Laga National Park.

Events and Festivities

  • 1-2 July: Feast of the Sacro Cuore and Madonna della Grazie
  • First Sunday in August: Wheat harvest festival.

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