Castelvecchio Calvisio, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo

Located on the southern slopes of the Gran Sasso, the old part of town is still surrounded by ancient walls.


  • Altitude: 1045 m a.s.l
  • Distance from L'Aquila: 45 km
  • Population: ca. 250 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 67020
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0862
  • How to reach it: SS 17 L'Aquila-Pescara up to Castelnuovo, then an inner mountain road.


Of medieval origin, Castelvecchio was part of the Barony of Carapelle; owned by Lionello Acclozamora, was then a fief of the Piccolomini, Ottavio Cattaneo and finally the Medici of Florence.

What to see

  • The church of San Cipriano, built on the site where once stood the castle of San Lorenzo (eighth century).

Events and Festivities

  • August: Festival of "Cicerchia" (=similar to chickpeas)

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