|Abruzzo Province of L'Aquila Villavallelonga|
Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Villavallelonga lies within the boundaries of the National Park of Abruzzi, amonw green woods and pastures. The economy, originally based on the presence of forests (hunting, fruit-trees) and sheep-raising - the Tratturo Magno passes nearby - has now shifted towards winter and summer tourism.
Altitude: 1007 m a.s.l -- Distance from L'Aquila: 57 km -- Population: ca. 1000 inhabitants -- Zip code: 67050 -- Phone Area Code: 0863 -- How to reach it: road: from Avezzano Autoroute A25, exit Avezzano, then about 20 km south-east through Luco dei Marsi, Trasacco and Collelongo
A number of archaeological findings show that the area was inhabited in Italic times, but the present center surely rose in the XI century as a fortified borough and was in the earlier Middle Ages first under Count Ruggero d'Albe and later of the Count of Celano; in 1279, da Carlo D'Angió to Giovanni Matteo. In 1445 the centre was called "Collis Longus cum Rocca di Arce" while the present name appears only in the XVIII century. Other feudal Lords were Girolamo Carducci, Clemente Sansonesi, Francesco Sacrati and the Pignatelli family.
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