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.


  • 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.


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

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