Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise


The historical capital of the Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise National Park

Pescasseroli is set in a hollow at the entrance of the upper valley of the Sangro River, 1167 metres above sea level. Ancient woods and evocative mountains surround this upland rich in pastures. Symbiosis between nature and architecture is striking in Pescasseroli: the residential area is in perfect harmony with the surrounding natural beauties. The old town grew on flat ground around the ancient abbey, and features traditional stone buildings embellished by a peculiar type of window, whose jambs are cut in a local stone called "pietra gentile" from the mountain of the same name. Piazza Sant'Antonio, which owes its name to a church than no longer exists, is at the heart of town life: it is coloured by beech trees and scented by linden flowers, and is embellished by the town hall and by a pretty fountain with a statue of the Virgin on top.

  • Population: 2,234
  • Elevation: 1,167 m asl
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Province: L'Aquila Region: Abruzzi
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