Cocullo

Cocullo is 897 m above sea level, in the Province of L’Aquila. About 300 people live in Cocullo. The medieval village is within the town walls. It is made up of a labyrinth of narrow and winding lanes, medieval workshops, portals and ancient high-class houses. The medieval tower is today used as a belfry of the church of St. Nicola (XIV century). The church of Madonna delle Grazie (Madonna of Graces) dates back to XIII century, while the church of San Domenico, erected in XVII century, was rebuilt anew in XX century. The latter church is the destination of devotees of St. Domenico, whose patron feast is on the first Thursday of May. Then, the striking Serpari festival is held. In Via della Fonte there is a well preserved medieval fountain. There is an aeolian plant on the mountain above Cocullo.

Cocullo is on the road that brings to Scanno from Sulmona, making a detour to Cocullo once at Anversa degli Abruzzi crossroads. From Rome or Pescara, A25 motorway Rome-Pescara, exit at Cocullo tollbooth. By train, Rome-Pescara railway, get off at Cocullo Station. Bus connections from Sulmona are also available.

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