Tagliacozzo (6.500 inhabitants) rises up to 730 mt on the sea level in a splendid environment near the border between Abruzzo and Lazio, near the entrance of the lowland famous for the battle in 1268 in which Charles I of Angiò defeated the army of Corradino of Svevia.
The ancient part of the town offers a harmonious urban and architectural landscape around the ancient and suggestive Piazza dell’Obelisco which is the symbol of Tagliacozzo. The famous Palazzo Ducale ( XIV – XV centuries), rich of works of art and historical memories, is the main point among the monuments of the historical center. The church of S. Francesco, XIV century, with a façade of the XV c., protects the body of Beato Tommas da Celano, who was the first biographer of St. Francis and the author of Dies Irae.
Other monuments: the Renaissance church and convent of the Saints Cosma and Damiano, the Sanctuary of the East, with the worshipped bizantine image of Madonna, a rich library and the precious Oriental Museum. In the outskirts, nature offers several excursions: the pine area and the slopes of the Auronzo Mountain, the cave of Beatrice Cenci and the Cola cave with its stalactites and stalagmites, the slopes and the cave of Ovito in the valley of Luppa, the sources of the river Imele, the valley of Nerfa with the sources of the Liri.
Casale Le Crete 67069 Tagliacozzo (AQ) Italy Tel. 0039 340 3496811 firstname.lastname@example.org