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Comune di Alanno
View of Alanno
View of Alanno
Coat of arms of Alanno
Coat of arms
Alanno is located in Italy
Location of Alanno in Italy
Coordinates: 42°18′N 13°58′E / 42.300°N 13.967°E / 42.300; 13.967Coordinates: 42°18′N 13°58′E / 42.300°N 13.967°E / 42.300; 13.967
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Alanno Stazione, Colle Grande, Costa delle Plaie, Oratorio, Prati, Sant'Agata Case, Sperduto, Ticchione
 • Mayor Enisio Tocco
 • Total 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 307 m (1,007 ft)
Population (31 December 2005)
 • Total 3,683
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Alannesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65010
Dialing code 085
Saint day 3 February
Website Official website

Alanno is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

The first settlement of Alanno dates probably from the Lombard domination. Later it was a possession of the heirs of Ettore Fieramosca.

Main sights[edit]

Interior of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

The most important landmark of Alanno is the Renaissance church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built around 1485, it was said that the Madonna appeared to a shepherd and asked him to organize the building of a church on that position overlooking the valley. The church was built 3 kilometres (2 mi) outside the town. It has an elegant portal (1505) surmounted by a lunette with a fresco of the Deposition. The single nave ends with an apse with frescoes attributed to Andrea De Litio's workshop (1522) and a 15th-century triptych with Madonna, Angels and Saints. The decoration of the interior is otherwise in Baroque style. The altar, finished in 1642, has a precious 15th century triptych with the Madonna between St. Sebastian and a Holy Pope.

Other points of interest include the three towers, remains of the medieval walls, the 16th century church of St. Francis and the Wildlife Oasis of Alanno, characterized by numerous birds species and a rich river vegetation.

Alanno town is being slowly restored and many of the old buildings have their original stone walls exposed. The is a well kept park, fabulous views overlooking the valley, cobbled streets, 18th century buildings and a large church in the center.

Alanno center is home to the council buildings, banks, post office , pharmacies, bakeries, butchers and general food stores.