Pescasseroli is a village (just over 2,000 inhabitants) located at 1,167 m above sea level in the Province of L’Aquila. It hosts the offices of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise and therefore is considered the “capital” of the park.
Pescasseroli developed in the Middle Ages under the feudal families that ruled it: Borrello, Di Sangro, D’Aquino. Places of interest are the ruins of Mancino castle (X-XI century), the Abbey of Santi Pietro e Paolo (XII century), Palazzo Sipari (1839), the church of the Madonna del Carmine (1709), the small church of Santa Lucia (1693), the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli (1638), the sanctuary of Monte Tranquillo (XII century, located far from the village), the museum and visitor centre of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, and the eighteenth-century fountain of San Rocco.
Pescasseroli was the birthplace of the philosopher Benedetto Croce.