|Abruzzo Province of L'Aquila Capistrello|
Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Situated in a domineering position overlooking the Liri Valley, in the past it linked the Fucino Plain with Sora and Naples.
Altitude: 764 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 65 km -- Population: ca. 5600 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67053 -- Phone Area Code: 0863
The name appears for the first time in the 12th century as Caput Pristinorum. It was a Feud of Oddo de Toucy and Giacomo Orsini, then in the 16th century it belonged to the Colonna family. Under Joachim Murat in the early 1800's it became an autonomous municipality. The 1915 earthquake caused great damage.
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