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Incoming in Abruzzo

Culture: Places to Discover

The charm of  Abruzzo lies in the measured balance between nature which still dominates the landscape and the history of the men who inhabited this land : so here’s the sequence of the small villages that dot the land , the architectural strength of churches, castles, palaces, the suggestion of his extraordinary and isolated hermitages.

All of the historical and artistic heritage of Abruzzo outlines an area with a strong cultural identity , handed down from generation to generation.

The Warrior Capistrano is an “icon” symbol of Abruzzo and its identity. The sculpture, dating from the mid-sixth century. BC, is a male figure with arms folded on his chest, in military costume, but in reality is a funerary statue of a warrior prince, placed on top of the mound of earth placed over the grave. The discovery was fortuitous in 1934 in the village of Capistrano (Aq), during the work of tilling of land. The statue, carved from a single block of stone, has a grandeur out of the ordinary: it is more than two meters high to the base of nearly half a meter in height and width of the shoulders is nearly 135 cm.

Equally charm and mystery transmit the rock dwellings and numerous necropolis discovered recently in the villages of Fossa and Bazzano , in addition to the famous archaeological sites of Alba Fucens , Peltuinum and Amiternum .

Abruzzo da visitare - Guerriero di Capestrano, statua stele funeraria del V-IV secolo a.C.

The medieval age is an important part of the history of Abruzzo, 243 ancient villages and castles on the rocks dominate the landscape.

Rocca Calascio is included by Nationa Geographic in the ranking of the 15 most beautiful castles in the world.

Abruzzo da visitare - Castello di Pacentro

 Visiting the fortified village of S. Stefano di Sessanio you will get in touch with a new definition of ospitality: “L’Albergo diffuso”, the hotel is an entire Medieval Ages Village completely restored.

The monuments of importance and absolute beauty that characterize the Abruzzo are also known at the international level , they have different aspects and characters : solitary churches harmoniously inserted into the landscape ; mountain  hermitages or fortified monasteries . Just choose a route to discover the magnificent natural treasures handed down over time.

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