What to see in Bugnara, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the Castle, the Madonna della Neve Church and the Church of the Santissimo Rosario.
Located at the foot of Colle Rotondo in Abruzzo, the fortified medieval village of Bugnara is located in the province of L'Aquila at an altitude of 580 meters.
The very ancient origins are evidenced by the remains of the megalithic walls and archaeological excavations.
The original inhabited center is located immediately around the fortress while, on the highest point, stands the Castle of Bugnara, dating back to the twelfth century but subsequently reworked.
The Church of the Most Holy Rosary, dating back to the sixteenth century and built in late Baroque style, preserves inside remarkable frescoes on the vault and sixteenth-century stuccos, as well as a grandiose altar and a wooden pulpit, carved and finely decorated.
Inside the Church of the Madonna della Neve, built on the remains of an ancient pagan temple, there are valuable sacred furnishings preserved.
The area in which Bugnara stands is also important from a naturalistic point of view, being surrounded by three of the four protected areas that have contributed to making Abruzzo deserve the title of Green Region of Europe.
These natural reserves are the Majella National Park in the east, the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, which is the oldest in Italy in the south-west, and the Sirente Velino Regional Park in the north.
At the end of June the pecorino cheese festival is held annually in Piazza del Santissimo Rosario, while at the end of July, the festival or truffle festival takes place in Bugnara.