Part of the history of Tagliacozzo is contained in its name: according to scholars, in fact, the toponym derives from "cut in the rock" and would indicate the slit that divides the mountain where the village has developed. Other chapters of this story are intertwined with the remains of the medieval walls that once protected the village along with the castle, now in ruins. But the story of Tagliacozzo is also made by great episodes: here Corradino di Svevia was defeated by Carlo D'Angiò and the fact is also remembered by Dante in the XXVIII canto of the Inferno. And to capture the essence of the village, it is necessary to arrive in its ancient heart: beyond the Roman arch, continuing towards the inside, there are houses, palaces and churches that seem to have come out of a distant time. Do not miss Piazza Obelisco and the Palazzo Ducale with its rich frescoes






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