Penne Abruzzo Italy
Penne Italy Abruzzo (Province of Pescara, Italy)
Penne in Abruzzo Italy is one of the oldest towns in the Abruzzo region with a rich history dating back 300BC whereby the Vestini tribe that lived in the city named the town it as Pinna and with the rest of the region came under the control of the Romans in the 1sr century BC. Subsequently it came under the control of the Duchy of Spoleto followed by the Kingdom of Sicily.
Today Penne, Italy is part of the province of Pescara, has been graced with winning the title of “I Borghi più belli d’Italia” or one of the most beautiful villages in Italy as it is known for its ancient buildings and brick churches which are one of the main tourist pulls of Penne – also a fact that is not quite known about Penne is that Brioni, the Italian fashion house is based here whose suits are still hand sewn by Pennese – the same suits that have been worn by James Bond, Luciano Pavaroti and Nelson Mandela.
Some of the local and international tourists alike love to visit Penne in Italy for a day trip to see some of the key sites such as its Churches that date back to 1750 to include:
- Church of Sant’Agostino
- Parish Church of Sant’Annunciazione del Signore
- Church of San Domenico
- Church of San Panfilo
- Convent of Santa Maria del Carmine
The architecture that you would want to explore as you meander through the streets of Penne would include
- Palazzo Picchetto-Pansa
- Palazzo del Bono
- Palazzo Castiglione
- Roman Cloister
- Palazzo Gaudiosi
- Palazzo Aliprandi
- The Renaissance Tower
Penne Abruzzo Italy is also renowned for its festivals mainly in mid-August comprising of:
- Palio de Sei Rioni where locals take part in various races. During the festival, the streets of Penne are lined with local food, and crafts.
- Pecora Nait is a culinary festival mainly around cooking lamb
- Sagra della Battitura e della Trebbiatura del Grano, which celebrates antique times of milling grain and as usual the streets will be vibrant with various food stalls.
Verdant landscapes and wooded areas surround the Italian medieval center, which until this very day has been very well preserved. The ancient Penne city center features a charming maze of narrow, steep, cobblestone alleys that lead to impressive architectural features and surrounded by ancient walls.
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