Area Maiella

Area Maiella

The Maiella is the second highest mountain range of the Apennines after the Gran Sasso, the highest peak reaches 2,793 meters above sea level with Mount Amaro. We are in Abruzzo, the greenest region of Europe, in the central border between the provinces of Chieti, L’Aquila and Pescara. Pliny the Elder believed that the Maiella, […]

Caramanico Terme

Caramanico Terme

Altitude: 650 m a.s.l.  Population: 2.032 A small and charming medieval village in the Majella National Park, the history of Caramanico has always been linked to its sulfur and mineral water springs, which, since ancient times, has made this burgh one Abruzzo’s most important and popular spa town. Sites to visit: Romanesque Church of St. Thomas […]

Fara San Martino

Fara San Martino

Altitude: 440 m s.l.m Population: 1.482 The village, known worldwide as the Capital of Pasta, is set in a natural environment of exceptional beauty: at the foot of the Maiella’s eastern slope) where the mountain features two gorges – the Valley of Santo Spirito, the Holy Spirit, and the Serviera Valley . The town is graced […]

Guardiagrele

Guardiagrele

Altitude: 577 m s.l.m Population: 9.216 Typical village perched on a hill in front of the Maiella, almost 600 meters asl, it features typical stone architecture, picturesque scenery, and a breathtaking view of the “Mother Mountain”. Of ancient origin, first news of the village dates 101 AD. Fortified by Belisario, and later decorated by Narsete, […]

Lama dei Peligni

Lama dei Peligni

Altitude: 669 m s.l.m Population: 1.407 The territory of Lama dei Peligni has been inhabited since prehistoric times, proof being the number of artifacts found in the surrounding area. In the medieval period, the burgh is distinguished by the presence of several hermitages, one being Grotta Sant’Angelo, home of the Blessed Roberto da Salle, disciple […]

Palena

Palena

Altitude: 767 meters above sea level Population: 1.424 Overlooking the high valley of the Aventino River, Palena has ancient origins and preserves a historical burgh with typical features, such as  arches and stone doorways; at the very top, there is the stronghold of the Ducal Castle, dated 11th century; in the heart of the village, the small Aventino […]

Palombaro

Palombaro

Altitude: 536 m s.l.m Population: 1.059 Nestled in lush green vegetation, the small town of Palombaro stands on a hill at the foot of Mount Martellese (2,259 m asl). The name probably derives from “palumbarium”, falcon, which in dialect becomes “palummane” or pole in hand. This hypothesis is confirmed by the local iconographic crest depicting […]

Pizzoferrato

Pizzoferrato

Altitude: 1251 m s.l.m Population: 1160 In Catalogus Baronum, the town was named Pictum Ferratum. Features: ruins of the fortified village, the Church of St. Nicholas, the Church della Madonna del Girone, both dated 10th century. In the early 15th  century, the village belonged to the Caldora family, then passed on to the D’Aquino, and […]

Pretoro

Pretoro

Altitude: 560 m s.l.m Population: 965 An old medieval village perched on the slopes of the Maiella, the historic center is characterized by narrow and steep footpaths. The town is historically known for its handicrafts, especially woodworking. Places of interest: the church of St. Nicholas (XVI-XVII sec.) which features a beautiful finely-carved wooden portal. The […]

Roccamorice

Roccamorice

Altitude: 520 m s.l.m Population: 1.002 Roccamorice is a village perched on a rocky outcrop 520 meters above sea level. There are no reliable sources on its historical origins; however, it is believed that the ancient village dates prior to 11th  century. Over the centuries, the economy has traditionally been linked to sheep farming and breeding – […]

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