Celano (Abruzzo)

Celano is a town and comune in the Province of L'Aquila, central Italy, 120 km (75 mi) east of Rome by rail. The most important monument of the town is the square Piccolomini Castle, with round towers at the corners, erected in its present form on the top of the San Vittorino Hill. On January 13, 1915, the castle was seriously damaged by a terrible earthquake that destroyed many villages in the area. The restoration began 25 years later, in 1940, but was interrupted because of the Second World War and was resumed only in 1955, with completion in 1960. Today, the castle hosts the Museum of Sacred Art of the Marsica. The beautiful castle is easily recognisable driving on the highway A25 between Rome and Pescara. Celano is home to three churches with 13th-century façades, in the style of those of L'Aquila.

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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! 

 

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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.

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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.

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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

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@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 My old contact information is no longer valid.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.