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ISOLA DEL GRAN SASSO, Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of Teramo, Abruzzo region Isola del Gran SassoIn a panoramic position against the profile of the Gran Sasso, this fine centre is full of memories of the past, and a busy destination for tourists coming to nearby Santuario di S. Gabriele, to ask for help from the Saint.
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Isola del Gran Sasso Altitude: 414 m a.s.l -- Distance from Teramo: 28 km -- Population: ca. 4950 inhabitants -- Zip code: -- Phone Area Code: -- How to reach it: - road: motorway: A-24 exit S. Gabriele

arrowHistory

The area was already inhabited in Roman times, as shown from remains found a few km away, at Cerchiara. The present settlement was mentioned in the XI century, and in the XV was under the Orsini family.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • The medieval walls
  • Church of San Massimo, with a beautiful XV century portal by Matteo da Napoli and a rich stone baptistry
  • Church of San Giovanni ad Insulam, one of the most interesting Gothic/Romanesque churches in Abruzzo
  • Medieval castle at nearby Pagliara
  • Sanctuary of San Gabriele
  • Gran Sasso-Laga National Park

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • July: Beer festival
  • Last Sunday in August: Feast of S. Gabriele

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