Prata d'Ansidonia (Abruzzo): what to see

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What to see in Prata d'Ansidonia, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including Castello Camponeschi, San Paolo Peltuinum Church and nearby ski slopes.


Tourist information

Location of Abruzzo, Prata d'Ansidonia is located between the Gran Sasso National Park and the Velino Sirente Regional Park, in the Navelli plain.

Among the main places to visit in the small medieval village, there is the Church of San Nicola, where an ancient ambo dating from the thirteenth century is kept.


In the surroundings of Prata d'Ansidonia there is the archaeological area of ​​Peltuinum, located on a hill and equipped with a wall, with a theater, dating back to the time of the Roman emperor Augustus, a temple, with a colonnade, and the city gate on via Claudia Nova, which was once used as customs for the counting and payment of tolls for the transhumance of sheep.

Numerous materials and objects, recovered from the excavation operations at Peltuinum, have been used to decorate other buildings, including the Church of San Paolo a Peltrium, dating back to the early twelfth century and probably built by Benedictine workers.

What see

Definitely worth seeing is the Camponeschi Castle, located in a dominant position at an altitude of 900 meters, from which you can admire the panorama including Prata d'Ansidonia and surroundings.

The manor has walls, towers and two well-preserved access doors, while inside there is a church dedicated to San Pietro.

For those who want to ski, the ski slopes of Campo Imperatore, Campo Felice, Ovindoli are open in winter, all located within a few kilometers.

Peltuinum (teatro e tempio di Apollo) - Prata d'Ansidonia - Abruzzo - Italia (July 2020)


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