Casanova Tower, Civitella Casanova

Casanova Tower is in Civitella Casanova, by the bordering Villa Celiera, in the Province of Pescara. It is within the National Park of Gran Sasso and Laga Mountains.

The huge and massive Casanova Tower is the relic of Cistercian Abbey of St. Maria Casanova, founded in 1191. After seven centuries of thriving artistic and scientific activities, in which the influence of the Abbey extended also onto the surrounding monasteries, such as the Tremiti Island monastery, that belonged to Civitella’s government, was abolished in 1807 under the reign of Giuseppe Bonaparte.

Today the whole area of the Abbey is under deep and meticulous restoration works.

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