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Why go to Abruzzo


An open-air museum

Abruzzo lives its relationship with its origins by confronting its land directly and on a daily basis, so much so that it can be described as a unique and immense open-air museum.

An incredible number of pieces of evidence found in grottos and shelters lead to Neolithic sites of the 5th and 3rd centuries B.C., while the Iron Age is represented by a vast network of necropoleis guarding valuable funerary trousseaus, dating back to ancient civilizations. And in fact, it is in one of these necropoleis near Capestrano in the Province of L’Aquila that the powerful statue of the king Nevio Pompuleio, better known as the Capestrano Warrior, was found. This important statue, which has become the symbol of Abruzzo, is now carefully looked after in Chieti’s Archaeological Museum.
Moreover, seven archaeological museums safeguard the findings coming from numerous and lesser known places, such as the Necropoleis of Campovalano (Province of Teramo), Alfedena and Amplero (Province of L’Aquila).

 

Not to be missed:

Alba Fucens
Amiternum e le catacombe di San Vittorino
Corfinium

 

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