The friendly and pretty town of Sulmona is only a 1 hour scenic drive from Abruzzo Villas. You could easily spend half a day sightseeing, visiting museums and churches.
Sulmona is known for its Italian confectionery “Confetti” They are sugar coated almonds, chocolates or sweets that are traditionally given to relatives and friends on religious celebrations, weddings and other special occasions. Sulmona’s confetti is also used as a small decorative piece as the local artisans color these sweets and craft them into flowers and other creations. Sulmona is also known for the birth place of the Latin poet, Ovid, best known for his mythological tales, erotic and love poetry
Two main events in Sulmona to look out for would be the “Madonna che scappa” (or the Madonna that runs – a statue of the Madonna is covered in a black robe from Sulmona’s Church of San Filippo Neri and taken on a very quick march on shoulders of young men) is held in Easter. The second main event is Sulmona’s Jousting Tournament which occurs on the last week of July and the first week of August held in the marvelous backdrop of Sulmona’s main square, Piazza Maggiore.
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I got the opportunity to visit Abruzzo and Sulmona and it was amazing and so pretty i would go back in a heart beat!
[…] Publius Ovidius Naso – Latin Poet (Sulmona) […]
If you are visiting Sulmona for the day, the museo civico di Sulmona is also worth to visit
We spent a day in Sulmona wandering around the old streets and visiting the famous confetti stores of Sulmona
Remember to pay tribute to the poet of Sulmona, Ovid. There is a bronze statue of him in the centre of the square of Sulmona.
Loved the confetti in Sulmona 😛
The town of Sulmona in Abruzzo is a pretty town with a nice atmosphere. Definitely worth passing by for a day
The Centro Storico of Sulmona is beautiful to appreciate the history of Sulmona
The Palazzo Annunziata in Sulmona which dates back to the 14th century was one of our top highlights when visiting Sulmona
Sulmona Cathedral is also nice to visit it is a Roman Catholic cathedral