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CASTEL CASTAGNA, Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of Teramo, Abruzzo region Situated on the Northern side of the Gran Sasso, the village can show interesting medieval and Renaissance builduings.
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Altitude: 452 m a.s.l -- Distance from Teramo: 27 km -- Population: ca. 600 inhabitants -- Zip code: -- Phone Area Code: -- How to reach it:
- bus, trains: from Teramo
- road: Kms 12 from A24

arrowHistory

The present village rose in the XII century with the name of "Castrum castanee". In 1683 it was pillaged by bandits, and again in 1807 by a band of revolutionaries.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • Chiesa di san Pietro, inside the village, with a significant Renaissance portal
  • Santa Maria di Ronzano, isolated in the nearby countryside along the river Mavone against the impressive background of Corno Grande, with 12th-century frescoes, among the most relevant examples of Lombard art in central Italy .
  • San Giovanni al Mavone (ad Insulam), along the road to Campo Imperatore, an ancient Benedictine basilica with precious frescos, lowreliefs and an early Christian crypt

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • 29 April: celebration of Saint Peter, the village patron
  • 15 August: Cattle exhibition at Santa Maria di Ronzano

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