Pettorano sul Gizio

Pettorano sul Gizio is located on a hill at 625 m above sea level, at the foot of the mount Mattone and the mount Genzana, on the southern edge of the Peligna Valley, in the Province of L’Aquila. It is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

The village is characterized by significant historic buildings, among which the church of San Dionisio, mentioned as early as 1183, the castle of the Cantelmo, of Lombard origin, belonging to the noble family of the Cantelmo from 1310 to 1750, and the ducal palace, in addition to the five town gates.

In the municipal territory of ​​Pettorano there is the Regional Nature Reserve Monte Genzana Alto Gizio, which protects the mountain forests and the lovely valley of the Gizio river.

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