Abruzzo has plenty of beautiful places to offer to visitors. The region is home to many medieval towns that can make you feel like you have travelled back in time. One of these destinations is Colledimezzo, a town and commune in the province of Chieti. It sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking Val di Sangro. If it is your first time in Abruzzo, be sure to include this lovely medieval town in your itinerary as it is a must-see place that has some remarkable attractions to show.
Colledimezzo can be a good option for a day trip if you are coming from Abruzzo. If you have your own car, you should be able to reach it in about two hours’ drive. When you get there, be sure to explore attractions like the Chiesa di San Rocco, Belvedere II Colle, and Castelle D’Avalos.
One of the top attractions in Colledimezzo is the Church of St. Giovanni Apostolo from the 18th century. It features Carlo Piazzoli’s stucco decorations, and Donato Teodoro’s paintings and frescoes. Be sure not to miss the Madonna del Casale statue, which dates back to the 16th century. The church is also home to one of Abruzzo’s most famous and highly important paintings: the Madonna and Child, the Donor, and St. Francis of Assisi by Tanzio da Varrallo.
Ancient artifacts have been found at Fiumano and Cirone nearby. They were discovered to have been around since the second century BC. Colledimezzo was first mentioned in the 12th century, and for centuries, the town belonged to the d’Avalos, Di Capua, and Caldora families. If you happen to come to Abruzzo region in early February, consider visiting town on the third of the month for the feast of St. Biago. August is also a good time to visit if you want to be part of the festivities for the Feast of the Assumption (August 15) and the Feast of St. Rocco (August 16).
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