Capestrano (Abruzzo)

Capestrano is a small town with 885 inhabitants, in the Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo. It is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park. The village is very rich in art, history and nature. The old town is dominated by the Castello Piccolomini built in the 13th century, on the hill next to the Tirino river in a strategic position at 505 m above sea level. The castle was built replacing a Medieval fort, of which remains the central tower. Several families, like Piccolomini, and Medici, modified the building up to the current structure, completed in 1485. Among the attractions it worth mentioning the church of San Pietro Ad Oratorium, the Convent of San Francesco that keep many ancient books belonged to San Giovanni da Capestrano who was born in the village..

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Recipes From Abruzzo


These ring-shaped cookies, common in central and southern Italy, are made with olive oil and wine...perfect for setting out on the table with coffee or tea when guests drop by! 



In Abruzzo, the soffione is a traditional Easter dessert, though its growing popularity means you can now find it year-round in many bakeries throughout the region.


Legumes form the base for this Abruzzese country-style soup, a humble but delicious dish that uses not only the chickpeas, but also their cooking liquid, leaving nothing to waste.


Named for the deposed king of Egypt who fled to Italy in 1952, Spaghetti alla Farouk is a fanciful curry-laced pasta dish brimming with fresh seafood

What others are saying about Abruzzo

@msponeman asks:

Any recommendations for a good Geometra in the Capestrano (L'Aquila, Abruzzo) area who speaks English? We are purchasing a house in need of renovation.

Does anyone in Abruzzo have a contact for Fineco bank? My old contact information is no longer valid. Molto grazie !

@mozart asks:

We are about to get the keys for an apartment within a house near L'Aquila, which is a holiday home for ourselves and family. We do not intend to rent this out.  However we will need the services of a property management when we are not there to pay utility bills etc.