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Roccamorice, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo

Rising on a rocky crest between the rivers Lavino and Lannella, the village is located within the National Park of Maiella and is well-known because of the presence nearby of one among the most beautiful monasteries of Abruzzo.

Info

  • Altitude: 520 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Pescara: 43 km
  • Population: ca. 1000 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 65020
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 085
  • Frazioni: Collarso, Pagliari, Piano delle Castagne
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A25 exit Alanno-Scafa.

History

Of medieval origin, from the 15th until the 18th century it was a fief of the Valignani family.

What to see

  • The Hermitage of Santo Spirito a Majella, already mentioned in the 9th century AD, and restored several times in later centuries.
  • The Hermitage of San Bartolomeo.
  • The parish church.
  • The Parco Nazionale della Maiella.

Events and Festivities

  • Late August: Cattle Fair
  • 24-26 August: Feast of San Donato
  • 25 August: Procession of S. Bartolomeo, from the Hermitage to the Church
  • August: Festival of the "rustico".

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