Barete, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

A short distance from the regional capital, Barete comprises a number of small villages situated along the road from Pizzoli to Montereale: Colli, Teora, San Sabino and Basanello. In summer many traditional festivals and religious feasts take place, among which the very popular "Estate Baretana".


  • Altitude: 800 m a.s.l
  • Distance from L'Aquila: 20 km
  • Population: ca. 700 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 67010
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0862
  • How to reach it: A24 Roma-L'Aquila, Exit L'Aquila Ovest
    S.S.80, then road to Montereale; by bus, from L'Aquila.


Well known since Roman times for its waters, it was a popular bath centre for the citizens of nearby Amiternum. In the course of history its name changed repeatedly: Lavaretum, Lavareta, Castrum Labareti and Capite Amiterni.

What to see

  • The church of St. Paolo
  • The church of St. Vito
  • The Valle del Chiarino.

Events and Festivities

  • 15 June: Feast of St. Vito
  • 30 June: Feast of St.Paolo
  • 20 August: Feast of St.Emidio
  • "Estate baretana", with folk dances, games, sports competitions.

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