In the Caldora Castle, Pacentro

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The Caldora Castle in Pacentro houses a noticeable collection of arms and shields, remnants of its warlike past.

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Farnese winery, Ortona

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The Farnese winery took its name from the nobleman Ottavio Farnese from Ortona who, in 1582, married Margaret of Austria, daughter of Charles V. Margaret wanted to improve the wine production in her Ortona vineyards. Later on, the local farmers …

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Caldora Castle, Ortona

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The Caldora Castle is located in Ortona in the street which took its name. It was a medieval and Renaissance bastion of the urban walls, restored and enlarged in ‘800 and ‘900 Today the castle houses the winery Farnese.

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Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Pacentro

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Santa Maria Maggiore is the main church of Pacentro. It is located in Piazza del Popolo. It was erected in the 15th century. Its interior is made up of a nave and two aisles, with altars of the 14th and …

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Caldora Castle, Pacentro

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Caldora Castle of Pacentro is one of the most beautiful castles in Abruzzo. Probably built up in XI century, it was restored and strengthened between the 14th and 15th century. It rises up on a trapezoidal base, with three square …

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Pacentro

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Pacentro is in the Province of L’Aquila and in Majella National Park. It rises on a relief on the Morrone’s mountains, 690 metres above sea level, from which it dominates the Pelign Valley. It is one of the most beautiful …

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