Church of San Francesco, Guardiagrele

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The church of San Francesco, also known as the shrine of San Nicola Greco (Saint Nicholas the Greek), is located in Guardiagrele. Its construction dates back to 1276, but the importance of the monastery grew in 1340, when Napoleone Orsini, …

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Nicola da Guardiagrele

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Nicola da Guardiagrele, also known as Nicola Gallucci, was born in Guardiagrele in 1385 and there he died around 1459. He was a refined goldsmith, among the most famous goldsmiths in the early fifteenth century, but also worked in the …

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La Valle trail, Bocca di Valle

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La Valle trail is in the Majella National Park. Bocca di Valle, an hamlet of Guardiagrele at 756 meters above sea level, is the departure and arrival point in 1,30 hour hike. The trail follows the Vesola stream. The place …

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Shrine of Andrea Bafile, Guardiagrele

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The shrine of Andrea Bafile is located in Guardiagrele in Bocca di Valle. The mortal remains of Andrea Bafile (Monticchio di Bagno, October 7, 1878 – Basso Piave, 11 March 1918) rest in the sepulchre. Naval commander and war hero, …

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San Giovanni waterfall, Guardiagrele

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The San Giovanni waterfall is in Guardiagrele in locality Bocca di Valle at 975 m above sea level. It is about 1h 40’ walk. The trail starts on the left of the valley (right side of the Vesola river). Following …

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Cathedral, Guardiagrele

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The Cathedral of Guardiagrele or Collegiate of Santa Maria Maggiore is located in Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore. A Majella stonework of XIII century on a pagan temple of 430 AD, the building was modified in XIV century with the addition …

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