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Sant'Eufemia a Majella, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo

Sant Eufemia abbey Set in a panoramic position among the Majella, Morrone and Monte Rapina, the small town is an important tourist resort. Its territory includes nature reserves of great beauty and offers great trekking excursions.

Info

  • Altitude: 878 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Pescara: 40 km
  • Population: ca. 300 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 65020
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 085
  • Frazioni: Roccacaramanico, San Giacomo
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A25 exit Alanno-Scafa.

History

The first records go back to 1064, when the palce was given to the abbey of San Clemente a Casauria by Count Berardo. In the 16th century it belonged to Giacomo Arcucci, then to the d'Aquino family. It was a "frazione" of Caramanico, and became a separate municipality at the end of the 19th century.

What to see

  • The church of San Bartolomeo, with a monumental tabernacle in carved wood
  • The Nature Reserve Lama Bianca
  • The Nature Reserve Valle dell'Orfento.

Events and Festivities

  • 6 January: Living crib
  • July: Feast of Santa Gioconda.

Where to stay

Genealogy and Links

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