|Abruzzo Province of L'Aquila Anversa degli Abruzzi|
Anversa degli Abruzzi
Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
This picturesque village lies at the entrance of the spectacular canyon known as the Gole del Sagittario; in the medieval fortress, rebuilt in the XV century by the Count of Sangro, Gabriele D'Annunzio set his La fiaccola sotto il moggio. There is also an important W.W.F. protected area, the Oasi Naturale delle Gole del Sagittarioand a Flora and Fauna Museum, located in an old watermill.
Altitude: 660 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 96 km -- Population: ca. 450 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67030 -- Phone Area Code: 0864 -- How to reach it: A25, exit Cocullo, then state road
- bus: from Sulmona - train: Sulmona - Castel di Sangro
Even if a necropolis dating back to the IV century B.C. was found at nearby Cave della Rena, Anversa is a medieval village, and belonged to many different families, among which the Di Sangro, Caldora, Di Procida, and Belprato. In the early XX century the town was famous for its "pignatari" (potmakers).
Sights & Excursions
Events & Festivities
Good Friday Procession
First Sunday in July The Feast of Madonna delle Grazie
August Celebration of the patron Saints
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