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Pescasseroli is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in Southern Abruzzo, central Italy.A summer and winter resort, it is today the headquarters of the Abruzzo National Park. It is located in the heart of the Monti Marsicani. In 1866, the philosopher Benedetto Croce was born there.HistoryDomain of Borrello Family, Pescasseroli passed as "sub-fief of. Di Sangro". From these, after the fall of the Swabians, it came under the Aquinas. In 1349, when Adenolfo II Aquinas died, under the of the castle of Alvito, went to a branch of the Loreto counts. In 1461, the barony of Pescasseroli was inherited by Antonella d'Aquino, marquise of Pescara. At the end of the sixteenth century, the estate was sold to Giovan Giacomo di Sangro, who died in 1607. Put up for auction is recorded from this point until the early eighteenth century, along a succession of different owners, until in 1705. For the price of 15,770 ducats, it was acquired by the Massa family of Sorrento, the last barons of Pescasseroli, before the advent of the new nineteenth-century bourgeoisie, in this case exemplified by different familles.The Pescasseroli-Candela sheep route or "tratturo" was first started in imperial times as a military route used by the Roman legions. In the Middle Ages it became a route for sheep grazing migration from the higher and colder mountains of Abruzzo to the lower pastures of Puglia. With a distance of 211km it is the third longest "tratturo" in southern Italy.Main sightsAbbey of Sts. Peter and Paul, founded around 1100. It houses a wooden statue of Madonna with Child from the 13th century.
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