Alfedena was founded by the Samnites. The town is built around the medieval castle of prince Caracciolo di Cellammare: the castle walls, as well as the Norman octagonal tower, can still be observed.
Stonecraft is an important local tradition: stone pavements, jambs and external staircases can be observed in the town's narrow streets. To pay tribute to the importance of these craftsmen, a monument to stonemasons was created by sculptor Sandro Pagliuchi at the Villa Comunale.
The Villa Comunale was defined as Botanical Garden by the University of Naples at the end of the XIX century, because of the great botanical variety it houses.
Province: L'Aquila Region: Abruzzi
Official Website www.comune.alfedena.aq.it