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Chiesa Santa Maria dei Centurelli - Caporciano (AQ)

The church lies on the cattle-track from L'Aquila to the Adriatic coast.

Place of rest and lodging for shepherds and sheep traveling towards the seaside pastures, the church has an imposing Renaissance faade dated 1558.

The interior consists of a single nave concluding in a polygonal apse with two chapels on the sides, which are the arms of the transept. Under a triumphal arch there is a Baroque altar.

Built against the right wall of the church there is a hall which functioned once as a lodging for shepherds and sheep.

L.T. 05-02-2021
S. Antonio Abate - Tossicia (TE)

In the quarter called Terra Nuova (New Land), on the top of the built area of the town, there is a little church consecrated to Saint Antony the Abbot, which in the fourteenth-century was certainly adjoined to a Hospitaller center of the order of the hermit Saint. The magnificent portal, carved by a Lombard master named Andrea and dated 1471, is what remains of the stone faade, after the demolition of the belfry that towered over it at the beginning of the last century.

Collegiata di Santa Maria del Colle - Pescocostanzo (AQ)

The collegiate church of Santa Maria del Colle (on the hill), whose main faade overlooks the valley lying below, towers over the town of Pescocostanzo.

San Clemente Al Vomano - Notaresco (te)

Founded in the ninth century on a slope by the right bank of the river Vomano, the church was part of a Benedictine monastery under the jurisdiction of San Clemente in Casauria and was built by order of Ermengarde, Emperor Ludwig's daughter. Thanks to a partial restoration carried out in 1926, the building appears as it looked like when it was built in the XII century. The faade made of brick and white stone blocks has in the middle a magnificent portal, whose architrave is a stone round arch, carved with spirals, inspired to classical models and dated 1108.

Eremo Santuario della Madonna di Pietrabona - Castel di Ieri (Aq)

The shrine is mentioned, first and foremost, in the papal decrees of Lucio III (1183) and Clemente III (1188), then also in a papal bull of Onorio III (1223).

Teate Marrucinorum - Chieti

The Roman town named Teate was founded on a hill between the rivers Pescara and Alento, in a place inhabited since the prehistory. The area developed considerably in the first century B.C., when it became a Roman municipium with the name of Teate Marrucinorum.

Chiesa Santa Maria A Vico - Sant'Omero (Te)

Founded before the eleventh century and maintained almost intact, Santa Maria a Vico rises in the country, where there was once a temple consecrated to Hercules. The entirely brick faade has a horizontal coping and a stone portal, decorated with the holy lamb and the symbols of the four evangelists. The restoration directed by Giuseppe Sacconi reinstated the original rose-window in the middle of the faade. On the external walls there are a few mullioned windows, with gratings on the internal side. The inside consists of a nave and two aisles and a central round apse.

Tempio Italico di Castel Di Ieri (Aq)

The archaeological site, excavated starting from 1987, hosts a well-preserved temple (temple A).
The temple was presumably built in the II century b.C., on a preexisting construction in raw earth, The building is Italic st/le and presents a pronaos and a cell, divided in three equal areas, probably intended for fhe veneration of three different gods. The floor is a mosaic and in the central cell there is an inscription,

Santuario di Ercole Curino - Sulmona (AQ)

The temple dedicated to "Ercule Curino" rises on a sacred area frequented uninterruptedly by pagans (the earliest evidences are rock-paintings discovered in a few caves at the foot of Monte Morrone) and by Christians, who occupied the area above, where there is the Celestinian hermitage of Sant'Onofrio. Situated on the main cattle-track that connects L'Aquila to Foggia, since its foundation in the II-I century B.C the temple had given hospitality to shepherds and sheep looking for Hercules's protection. The structure develops on two levels: a lower terrace and an upper one.

Alba Fucens - Massa d'Albe (AQ)

The site of Alba Fucens is one of the most important archaeological evidences in the Abruzzi.
Built on the Via Valeria, which led from the Fucino basin to Rome, the town was provided with a right-angled road system when it was founded between the end of the IV and the beginning of the III century B.C.
The excavations, started in 1949, have brought to light the calcareous defenses, the four entrance gates of the town, the forum, the basilica, the macellum, the laconicum, a temple dedicated to Hercules, the theater and the amphitheater.

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