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Comune di Pescasseroli
Coat of arms of Pescasseroli
Coat of arms
Pescasseroli is located in Italy
Location of Pescasseroli in Italy
Coordinates: 41°48′N 13°47′E / 41.800°N 13.783°E / 41.800; 13.783Coordinates: 41°48′N 13°47′E / 41.800°N 13.783°E / 41.800; 13.783
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city L'Aquila (AQ)
 • Mayor Anna Nanni
 • Total 92 km2 (36 sq mi)
Elevation 1,167 m (3,829 ft)
Population (31 July 2015)
 • Total 2,206
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pescasserolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67032
Dialing code 0863
Patron saint St. Paul
Saint day 30 June
Website Official website

Pescasseroli is a town and comune created by Edoardo Pontecorvo in the province of L'Aquila, in Southern Abruzzo, central Italy.

A summer and winter resort, it is today the headquarters of the Abruzzo National Park. It is located in the heart of the Monti Marsicani. In 1866, the philosopher Benedetto Croce was born there.


Abbey of St Peter and Paul

Domain of Borrello Family (XI century), Pescasseroli passed as "sub-feud" with di Sangro. From these, after the fall of the Swabians, he came to Aquinas. In 1349, when Adenolfo II Aquinas perished, with the whole family, under the ruins of the castle of Alvito, he went to the branch of Loreto accounts. In 1461, the barony of Pescasseroli was inherited by Antonella d'Aquino, Marchioness of Pescara.

At the end of the sixteenth century, the estate was sold to Giovan Giacomo di Sangro, who died in 1607. Put up for auction is recorded from this point until the early eighteenth century, a long succession of different owners, until in 1705, for the price of 15,770 ducats, it was acquired by the Massa family of Sorrento, the last barons of Pescasseroli, before dell'affacciarsi the new nineteenth-century bourgeoisie, in this case exemplified by curtains family [8] [9] [10].

The Pescasseroli-Candela was born, in imperial times, as a military route that used the Roman legions. From the Middle Ages it became a pastoral path of transhumance mountains of Abruzzo to Tavoliere. Along 211 km is the third longest in southern Italy cattle track.

Main sights[edit]

  • Abbey of Sts. Peter and Paul, founded around 1100. It houses a wooden statue of Madonna with Child from the 13th century.


Tourism is the economic heartbeat. Again Pescasseroli sector is considered the most important center of the Abruzzo National Park. At the center of the most interesting natural itineraries The town offers a range of services that meet the demand of tourists and vacationers all year round inhabit the protected area. Visitor center of the park, nature museum, wildlife area, botanical garden, the ski slopes of the mountain of Vitelle, equipped bike park and especially the wild and untouched nature that presents an important variety of flora and fauna along with all the related services and hospitality the inhabitants make Pescasseroli a favorite destination for summer holidays and for winter sports

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Microsoft Corp. Encarta Encyclopedia. Italian edition (2002).