Sirente crater, Secinaro

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The Sirente crater is a circular small lake in the valley of Sirente, in the Sirente Velino Regional Park, about 13 km from Secinaro. For several decades, the science has been interested in it for its presumed extraterrestrial origin. It was …

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Rovere, Rocca di Mezzo

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Rovere is a hamlet of Rocca di Mezzo. It is a postcard-village, located at an altitude of about 1,400 metres on the Altopiano delle Rocche, in the Sirente-Velino Regional Park. In the ancient times it was inhabited by the Marsi. …

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Orsini Castle, Alba Fucens

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The Orsini Castle rises at the foot of Mount Velino on a summit overlooking the ancient city of Alba Fucens and via Tiburtina Valeria. Built by the Counts of Albe, it was destroyed by Charles of Anjou in the second …

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Castle of Pescina

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The Tower of Pescina dominates the old town of Pescina. It dates back to the XIII century. It was called “Rocca Vecchia” (Old Rock) when it belonged to the family del Balzo-Orsini in XIII-XIV centuries, before it passed to Piccolomini. …

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Church of San Pietro, Massa d’Albe

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The church of San Pietro rises on the hill wherein the temple of Apollo was located in the Roman city of Alba Fucens, in today’s municipal territory of Massa d’Albe. Erected in 866 by Benedictines reusing material of Roman origin, …

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Alba Fucens, Massa d’Albe

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The archaeological site of Alba Fucens is situated in the village of Alba, about 7 km far from Avezzano, in the municipal territory of Massa d’Albe in the Sirente-Velino Regional Park Founded by the Romans in 304 BC on a …

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