Opi, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, is located in the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, in the Province of L’Aquila, at 1250 m above sea level. The name probably comes from the Latin Oppidum, castle. In fact, the village is built entirely on a peak and looks like a medieval fortified town.

Although it was seriously damaged by an earthquake in 1456, Opi preserves historical-architectural places of interest: the church of Santa Maria Assunta and the chapel of San Giovanni Battista. The area was inhabited as early as the seventh-sixth century BC, as evidenced by a necropolis found in Val Fondillo.

From Opi you can see the highest peaks of the Marsican mountains and visit the most beautiful places in the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise.

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