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Pescosansonesco, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo

Included in the National Park of Gran Sasso-Laga, the village offers a bird's eye view of the whole valley of the Pescara river. The ancient borough of Pescosansonesco vecchio was abandoned after a number of landslides that followed ruinous earthquake in the years 1933-34.

Info

  • Altitude: 540 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Pescara: 48 km
  • Population: ca. 500 inhabitants
  • Populationn Density: 31 inhabitants per km²
  • Postal code: 65020
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 085
  • GPS Coordinates: 42°15'0"N 13°53'0"E
  • Frazioni (hamlets): Colle della Guardia, Decontra, Dogli
  • How to reach it: motorway A25 exit Torre de' Passeri.

History

On the site there was an ancient settlement, called Pagus, of the Vestines, pre-roman inhabitants of the area, and at nearby Lake Morrone remains were found of a sanctuary of the 5th century BC. The present village rose in the 10th century AD, when it was one of the castles of the "Terra Sansonesca".

What to see

  • The ruins of the mediaeval castle.
  • The church of San Giovanni of the 15th century.
  • The Romanesque small church of San Nicola of the 12th century.
  • The church of Santa Maria Assunta (1190), with a remarkable crypt.
  • The sanctuary of Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio.
  • The Parco Nazionale Gran Sasso-Laga.

Events and Festivities

  • 5 May: celebrations for Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio.
  • 24 June: feast of St. John the Baptist.
  • 15 August: feast of the Assuption.

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