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Comune di Pescosansonesco
Coat of arms of Pescosansonesco
Coat of arms
Pescosansonesco is located in Italy
Location of Pescosansonesco in Italy
Coordinates: 42°15′N 13°53′E / 42.250°N 13.883°E / 42.250; 13.883
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Colle della Guardia, Decontra, Dogli
 • Mayor Nunzio Di Donato
 • Total 18.46 km2 (7.13 sq mi)
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 518
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Pescolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65020
Dialing code 085
ISTAT code 068029

Pescosansonesco (Abruzzese: Lu Pièsc'hie; Pescolano: Gliu Pièšc'he) is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is 500 metres (1,600 ft) above sea level in the natural park known as the "Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park". Famous for its sanctuary, the village is divided into two parts: the old suburb, "Pescosansonesco Vecchio", and the new village, "Pescosansonesco Nuovo", which was rebuilt some 3 kilometres (2 mi) away, in the “Ambrosian” region. The vecchio borough of Pescosansonesco was abandoned in 1944 due to numerous landslides caused by a series of earthquakes. Before the establishment of Pescosansonesco in the 10th century, there was an ancient settlement, called Pagus. The pre-roman inhabitants that lived in the area created a sanctuary at Lake Morrone in the 5th century BC and created the village of Pescosansonescorose in the 10th century AD.[2]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ "Pescosansonesco, province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy".