As of [update]it has a population of 70, inhabitants. Laid out within medieval walls on a hill in the wide valley of the Aterno river, it is surrounded by the Apennine Mountainswith the Gran Sasso d'Italia to the north-east. L'Aquila sits upon a hillside in the middle of a narrow valley; tall snow-capped mountains of the Gran Sasso massif flank the town.
A maze of narrow streets, lined with Baroque and Renaissance buildings and churches, open onto elegant piazzas. Home to the University of L'Aquilait is a lively college town and, as such, has many cultural institutions: a repertory theatrea symphony orchestra, a fine-arts academy, a state conservatory, a film institute. There are several ski resorts in the surrounding province Campo ImperatoreOvindoliPescasseroliRoccarasoScanno.
The mountains block the city off from warm humid air currents from the Mediterraneanand give rise to a climate that is cool in comparison to most of central Italyand dry. It has been said [ by whom? The city's construction was begun by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Sicilyout of several already existing villages ninety-nine, according to local tradition; see Amiternumas a bulwark against the power of the papacy. The name of Aquila means "Eagle" in Italian. The name was switched to Aquila degli Abruzzi inand L'Aquila in After the death of Conrad, the city was destroyed by his brother Manfred inbut soon rebuilt by Charles I of Anjouits successor as king of Sicily.
The walls were completed in It quickly became the second city of the Kingdom of Naples. It was an autonomous city, ruled by a diarchy composed of the City Council which had varying names and composition over the centuries and the King's Captain.
Later, it fell under Pietro "Lalle" Camponeschi, Count of Montorio, who became the third side of a new triarchy, with the Council and the King's Captain. Camponeschi, who was also Great Chancellor of the kingdom of Naples, became too powerful, and was killed by order of Prince Louis of Taranto.
His descendants fought with the Pretatti family for power for several generations, but never again attained the power of their ancestor. The last, and the one true "lord" of L'Aquila, was Ludovico Franchi, who challenged the power of the pope by giving refuge to Alfonso I d'Esteformer duke of Ferraraand the children of Giampaolo Baglionideposed lord of Perugia.
In the end, however, the Aquilans had him deposed and imprisoned by the king of Naples. The power of L'Aquila was based on the close connection between the city and its mother-villages, which had established the city as a federation, each of them building a borough and considering it as a part of the mother-village.
The Fountain of the 99 Spouts Fontana delle 99 Cannellewas given its name to celebrate the ancient origin of the town. The City Council was originally composed of the Mayors of the villages, and the city had no legal existence until King Charles II of Naples appointed a "Camerlengo", responsible for city tributes previously paid separately by each of its mother-villages.
Later, the Camerlengo also took political power, as President of the City Council. From its beginnings the city constituted an important market for the surrounding countryside, which provided it with a regular supply of food: from the fertile valleys came the precious saffron; the surrounding mountain pastures provided summer grazing for numerous transhumant flocks of sheep, which in turn supplied abundant raw materials for export and, to a lesser extent, small local industries, which in time brought craftsmen and merchants from outside the area.
Within a few decades L'Aquila became a crossroads in communications between cities within and beyond the Kingdom, thanks to the so-called "via degli Abruzzi", which ran from Florence to Naples by way of PerugiaRieti, L'Aquila, Sulmona, Isernia, Venafro, Teano and Capua. On December 23,Pope Alexander IV elevated the churches of Saints Massimo and Giorgio to the status of cathedrals as a reward to the citizens of L'Aquila for their opposition to King Manfred who, in Julyhad the city razed to the ground in an attempt to destroy the negotiations.
The pontificate of Celestine V gave a new impulse to building development, as can be seen from the city statutes. Inmoreover, King Robert of Anjou granted privileges which had a decisive influence on the development of trade. These privileges protected all activities related to sheep-farming, exempting them from customs duties on imports and exports.Pacentro is a comune of inhabitants of the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy.
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Pacentro is part of the Majella National Park Parco Nazionale della Majella and is renowned for its springs and fresh mountain water that comes from the snow of the Majella. The village has documented origins back to the 8th or 9th centuries, but the area was known as a mountain retreat since Roman times. Pacentro is one of several towns in the area with a medieval castle due to its position at the entrance of the strategic San Leonardo mountain pass to Pescara.
The original castle was controlled by the Counts of Valva. There are writings of the era that mention a certain "Gualterio, son of Manerio, Count of Valva", who lived in the Castle of Pacentro in The castle in its current form dates from the 10th century and was built by the Cantelmo lords. It is partially ruined but is still preserved with three of the four towers mostly intact. The castle was sold by the Cipriani-Avolio family to the town government in It has recently been restored and can be visited as a tourist attraction limited times.
Another resident of Pacentro was Pope Celestine V. This pope, originally known as Pietro da Morrone, was a 13th-century monk-hermit of the Benedictine order who lived in a cave in the nearby mountains and was renowned for his holiness.
He was elected pope by acclamation in L'Aquila inbut was the only pope to resign after a reign lasting only several months. His image can be seen on a medieval fresco in a lunette on the facade of the Church of San Marcello in Pacentro. Through its history, the town was successively in the feudal domain of several powerful families. Jacopo Caldora and his son Antonio controlled Pacentro from the late 13th century until the defeat of the Angevin Kings of Naples in midth century.
The Neapolitan branch of the Orsini family took control in and as allies of the Aragonese Kings, they were wealthy enough to extensively remodel the castle and expand the town. However, due to insolvency, his feudal domain was dismembered and sold off to creditors.
Inthe Colonna family purchased the fief and added Count of Pacentro to their many titles. Maffeo's granddaughter Cornelia was the heir to the Barberini estate as the male line had died out. By the midth century, financial reasons caused the Barberini to sell the fief to marquis Francesco Recupito di Raiano, whose family lost their feudal rights with the abolition of feudalism by King Joseph Bonaparte in The local nobility and gentry often controlled most local affairs while their masters generally remained in Rome, Naples or L'Aquila.
Pacentro was also united politically with the nearby towns of Cansano and Campo di Giove for much of the 18th and early 19th century due to their common ownership by the same Feudal Lord.
The town reached its peak of growth and prosperity just prior to World War I. Many of the towns near the German defenses were bombed or destroyed, but Pacentro's geographic position of being tucked into a mountain pass preserved it from aerial bombardment. After the Italian Government's surrender in SeptemberNazi armies marched south to occupy most of Italy.
The German Wehrmacht occupied the town for the next several months. Allied raids induced the Germans to evacuate the population of the whole town just before Christmas Thousands of the town's inhabitants were evicted from their homes and forced to endure significant hardships and deportations. The only major structural loss from the war was the destruction of the historic Mulino or town mill by the retreating German troops.
When the Pacentrani returned however, they found their crops ruined, animals slaughtered and personal property stolen. Pacentro was finally liberated by British Troops and Italian partisans on June 9, After the war, many of the men had to emigrate to other parts of Italy, the United States, South America or Australia to find work. This eventually led to the severe depopulation of the town by the s.
Pacentro was known for its fine craftsmen and artisans. At its peak of prosperity, Pacentro was home to fine silk weavers, stonemasonscabinetmakerscarpentersshoemakerstailorsmetal smithspottersartists and other craftsmen.Pharmacies Data about the village of San Leonardo.
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The village of San Leonardo is 1,88 kilometers far from the same town of L'Aquila to whom it belongs. Arischia 0,42 kmM. Colle di Roio 0,49 kmM.
San Gregorio 7,20 kmM. Assergi -- kmProgetto C. Bazzano 5,61 kmProgetto C. Camarda -- kmProgetto C. Coppito 3 -- kmProgetto C. The number in parentheses following each village name indicate the distance between the same village and the municipality of L'Aquila. Please notice that in what follows no statistic nor population data are available at the moment: the same are available for the Italian places having al least the status of municipalities ad for most of the villages too.
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You can arrange the results by number of stars, by popularity, by distance or even by the guest review score choosing among young couples, mature couples, families with young children, families with older children, people withfriends, or solo travellers. Place your free ad on San Leonardo: no registration needed.The earliest testimonies of its existence date back to the 11th century BC. Subsequently, the inhabitants moved to the fortified village that today is named Ricetto or the oldest part of Castel del Monte, near the castle.
In the 12th century, Castel del Monte, one of the capitals of the Abruzzo transhumance, was one of the eight settlements that set up Terra or Baronia of Ofena. The first pontifical bubbles mention only the church of San Marco in Ofena to be interpreted as S. Marco of Castel del Montewhile the name of Castellum de Monte appears for the first time in the papal bubble of In the fifteenth he was part of the marquisate principality since of Capestrano along with Ofena and Villa Santa Lucia.
The country followed the vicissitudes of the Earth of Ofena and passed to Acquaviva into Todecchini Piccolomini into Ottavio Cattaneo in and finally to the Medici in He died without heirs Anna Maria Luisa inCapestrano's principality passed as a state allodized, together with the baron of Carapelle, to the Bourbons of Naples. Infinally, with the Unity of Italy acquired status as a common autonomy and was included in the province of Aquila degli Abruzzi then L'Aquila.
The village is characterized by the beautifully preserved medieval nucleus. The architecture is dominated by the type of house-tower, with a structure similar to a masonry tower, with a very small base and remarkable height development five or six floors. They certainly deserve a visit to the Church of St. Mark the Evangelist, the oldest in the hamlet. In Castel del Monte there is also a museum path dedicated to the history and tradition of the country. Its proximity to the north, with the plain of Campo Imperatore, through the Cape of Serre passage has favored the sheepdog that for centuries has constituted the backbone of the country's economy.
Castel del Monte is in fact one of the symbols of transhumance. Among the most traditional, widespread and renowned economic activities, there are handicrafts, such as weaving for carpets, tapestries and blankets, which are characterized by geometrical and plant themes.
Also important is the production of rustic furniture. The most complete online resource about Italian villages. Castel del Monte. Castel del Monte is characterized by its beautiful medieval nucleus perfectly preserved. The architecture is dominated by the type of tower house, with a structure similar to a masonry tower, with a very small base and considerable height development five or six floors.
Certainly deserve a visit the Church of San Marco Evangelista, the oldest in the village. Also in the village there is a museum itinerary dedicated to the history and tradition of the country. Village with park Suitable for disabled people Most beautiful villages in Italy. Castel del Monte Domenico Giuliani.
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Arischia 0,42 kmM. Colle di Roio 0,49 kmM. San Gregorio 7,20 kmM. Assergi -- kmProgetto C. Bazzano 5,61 kmProgetto C. Camarda -- kmProgetto C. Coppito 3 -- kmProgetto C. The number in parentheses following each village name indicate the distance between the same village and the municipality of L'Aquila. Data about population living in San Gregorio In the village of San Gregorio live four hundred and fifteen people: two hundred are males and two hundred and fifteen are females.
There are two hundred and three singles one hundred and one males and one hundred and two females. There are one hundred and sixty-four people married, and eight people legally separed. There are also thirteen divorced people and twenty-seven widows and widowers. In San Gregorio live fifty-three foreigners, twenty-three are males and thirty are females.
There are in San Gregorio three hundred and ninety-three people in school age, one hundred and eighty-seven are males and two hundred and six females. There are in San Gregorio people aged 15 years or more. There are males aged 15 years or more, 96 are employed and 8 were previously employed but now are unemployed and seeking for a new job. There are 84 females aged 15 years or more, 79 are employed and 4 s were previously employed but now are unemployed and seeking for a new job.Pharmacies Data about the village of Coppito.
The village of Coppito is 4,84 kilometers far from the same town of L'Aquila to whom it belongs. For the province of L'Aquila, to whom Coppito belongs, on are reported cases. In the previos day there were cases, thus having a variation of 0 casesi.
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Arischia 0,42 kmM. Colle di Roio 0,49 kmM. San Gregorio 7,20 kmM. Assergi -- kmProgetto C. Bazzano 5,61 kmProgetto C. Camarda -- kmProgetto C. Coppito 3 -- kmProgetto C. The number in parentheses following each village name indicate the distance between the same village and the municipality of L'Aquila. Data about population living in Coppito In the village of Coppito live two thousand, nine hundred and three people: one thousand, four hundred and thirty-one are males and one thousand, four hundred and seventy-two are females.
There are one thousand, two hundred and twenty-nine singles six hundred and thirty-one males and five hundred and ninety-eight females. There are one thousand, three hundred and ninety-seven people married, and sixty-four people legally separed.
There are also fifty-two divorced people and one hundred and sixty-one widows and widowers. In Coppito live one hundred and sixteen foreigners, fourty-five are males and seventy-one are females. There are in Coppito two thousand, seven hundred and fourty-eight people in school age, one thousand, three hundred and fifty-three are males and one thousand, three hundred and ninety-five females. There are in Coppito people aged 15 years or more. There are males aged 15 years or more, are employed and 36 were previously employed but now are unemployed and seeking for a new job.
There are females aged 15 years or more, are employed and 42 s were previously employed but now are unemployed and seeking for a new job.Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Medieval Village of Pacentro Reviews. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date s you selected. Please choose a different date. Quick View.
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Thanks to a long tradition and the presence of quality raw materials mainly almondsthe town situated in the Valle Peligna is considered one of the major producers of this delicacy widely used during celebrations such as weddings, christenings, birthdays etc.
Sulmona is definitely one of those centers in Abruzzo fascinating for its architecture and the atmosphere you breathe. The best thing is to walk by sneaking in the side streets, peeking through the courtyards, stopping to admire the ancient buildings, enjoying that feeling of being in a timeless place. Continue to Pacentro, a tiny medieval village famous to gave birth to the grandparents of the singer Madonna, to the paternal ones of Mike Pompeo, American secretary of state under the presidency of Donald Trump, and to many Italian emigrants to the US.
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