16 – Castles, Towers & Villages – L’Aquila

Sources: Wikipedia, Google Maps, Viaggio In Abruzzo, Mondi Medievali

From Cocullo, you can reach places that will take you back in time…

 

Anversa degli Abruzzi, castle of the Sangro Counts (XII sec)

 

Pescina, Tower – Piccolomini castle

 

Bugnara, castle (12th century) after 2009 earthquake

 

Ortona dei Marsi, ruins of castle and tower (13th century)

 

Villalago, medieval tower

 

Roccacasale, castle ruins and fortifications

 

Castel di Ieri, tower (15th century)

 

Celano, castle (1392)

Celano, castle (1392)

 

Ortucchio, Piccolomini castle (1448)

 

Aielli, “Tower of the stars” (1300)

Medieval tower, now housing a public-open astronomical observatory.

 

Scurcola Marsicana, Orsini fortress

 

Avezzano, Orsini-Colonna castle (1490)

 

Gagliano Aterno, castle (1328)

 

Trasacco, Febonio tower (16th century)

 

Pettorano Sul Gizio, Cantelmi castle (14th-15th century)

 

Capestrano, Piccolomini castle (1485)

 

Tagliacozzo, Tremonti castle ruins

 

Acciano, Roccapreturo Medieval walled tower (13th- 14th secolo)

Acciano, Five-sided Beffi tower (12th-14th centuries) and circular Goriano Valli tower

 

Pacentro, Caldora-Cantelmo medieval castle (13th century)

 

Massa D’Albe, Albe Vecchio fortified medieval town and Orsini castle

 

Caporciano, Bominaco – castle (13th century)

Caporciano, Bominaco – tower (15th century)

 

San Pio delle Camere, castle (12th century)

 

Oricola, castle (9th century)

 

Tione degli Abruzzi, medieval tower

 

Pereto, castle (12th century)

 

Balsorano, Piccolomini castle (15th century)

 

San Vincenzo Valle Roveto, Morrea – Piccolomini castle (end of 1400)

 

Fontecchio, baronial castle (15th-16th century)

Fontecchio, clockwork tower (15th century)

 

L’Aquila, Spanish Fort (1534)

L’Aquila, Spanish Fort (1534)

 

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, medieval town and Medici tower

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, medieval town

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, medieval town

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, medieval town

 

Pescasseroli, Mancino castle ruins (10th-12th century)

 

Rocca Calascio, castle

Rocca Calascio, castle

Rocca Calascio, castle

Rocca Calascio, fortified medieval town

Rocca Calascio, church of Santa Maria della Pietà (16th-17th century)

 

Collimento – Count Odorisio’s castle

 

Pizzoli, Dragonetti de Torres castle (17th century)

 

Fossa, Ocre castle (13th century)

 

Ocre, medieval castle (13th century)

 

Sant’Eusanio Forconese – castle ruins (12th-13th century)

 

Barrea, tower (15th century) of old castle (11th-12th century)