Abbateggio | Abbateggio Photos | Abbateggio Abruzzo Italy

Abbateggio

Abbateggio

Abbateggio is around a 40 minute drive from Abruzzo Villas and worth a stop for a walk around. The charm of Abbateggio is its narrow lanes and stone houses and the Abbateggio Parish Church of San Lorenzo and the Abbateggio Sanctuary of the Madonna lell’Elcina which was built in the 15th century after a local from Abbateggio saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in a tree.


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The people are friendly and on this trip when I tried entering a church I asked a passing by old lady as to when it would open and by coincidence she happened to be the “custodian” of the key to the San Lorenzo church that dates back to the 16th century (and currently under renovation). With a heavy Abruzzese accent she smiled and asked me to wait while she walked back to her house to get the key.

The church is named after the Abbategio’s patron saint of San Lorenzo and on August 10 there is a celebration that honors the patron of  Abbateggio. Also on September 7, 8 and 9 there is another festa where Abbateggio honors the Madonna del Carmine, the Madonna dell’Elcina and of course San Lorenzo. The procession is called “Processione delle Conche” where the women of Abbateggio carry vessels filled with flowers on their heads.

13 thoughts on “Abbateggio | Abbateggio Photos | Abbateggio Abruzzo Italy

  1. I have spent many a summer in Abbateggio and I will continue to do so. It is very relaxing. great walking trails, great views, great food and very friendly people. Lodging ranges from rustic to ultra modern.

  2. I was born in abbateggio i am looking at this pictures and remembering playing on the street next to san Lorenzo steps and I remember the priest don mappo. I remember many moments I spend in my home birth toun maria ciao

  3. hi my name is Maria Di Pietrantonio I was born in Abbateggio when I was 10 I left for new Britain ct in usa i am looking at this picturers and remembering the times I played near santo Lorenzo church I used to ring the bell for the church there/ well got to go ciao Maria

  4. HI I WAS BORN IN ABBATGGIO I LEFT WHEN I WAS 8 TO COME TO THE US. I PLAYED IN THE PIAZZA AND RANG THE CHURCH BELL.I STILL SPEAK THE DIALECT.THE PICTURES ARE NICE LOTS OF MEMORIES MAYBE WE PLAYED TOGETHER

  5. wel.well we must played together thanmissann we must have had long hair right. okay who is thecaptain of abbateggio seen 5th houndres? good by my friend.

  6. helo again I cant stop writing I feel like a little girl whith think here I long for my mounting and away from this mist of my toun here I miss abbateggio very much when iam done my work her I will return pensatemi cioa maria

  7. okay I promis I will stop only for a while I hope my relatives seesthis spero I mie zio tiene uno computer cosi legge I mie diseri cio maria

  8. HI MARIA MISS ABBATEGGIO SO MUCH TO. I THINK WE DID PLAY TOGETHER.HOW OLD ARE YOU? I AM 53 I LEFT ITALY IN 1969.I HAVE 4 OLDER SISTERS.DONT STOP I LIKE TALKING TO CIAO.

  9. HI MARIA WHERE ARE YOY LIVING NOW I LIVE IN NY .I DID HAVE LONG CURLY HAIR. I DO NOT KNOW WHO THE CAPTAIN IS.MY MAIDEN NAME WAS RECCHIA.5

  10. i like to get toghter whith all the paeple who came from abbateggio i hoppe some times we all can say hi. i live in mereden fornow thanks maria

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