©

Poggio Picenze trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Poggio Picenze

(2.8/5 based on 15+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Poggio Picenze is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Poggio Picenze is a small city with about 1,000 inhabitants. Located on Italy’s Highway 17, it is 14km from the Abruzzese Apennines and about 12km from the city of L'Aquila. It sits 760m above sea level and overlooks the Aquila basin. It is also part of the mountain community of Campo Imperatore-Piana Navelli.GeographyThis farming town has the characteristic of being divided into two distinct urban areas. The region is known for the numerous white limestone quarries that mined and processed the "La Pietra del Poggio" (White Stone). Its white gentle appearance and its physical characteristics make it easy to work with, but moreover, it also has the properties of being hardened and covered with a golden patina over time. Due to this resource and the work of master masons of Poggio were authors of hundreds of ornate doorways, balconies, patios, porches, fountains, and eagles.HistoryPoggio Picenze’s name derives from the ancient castle which was built on the side of Mount Picenze, the name derives in turn from Piceni, also called Picentia, which established several settlements in the area around the 3rd century B.C. The date of the castle dates back to around the year 1000, it is referenced in documents around 1173. "Podio de Picentia” had fortified walls and six towers, including one high in the middle. Remains of the castle are still visible in the old part of town.Pre-feudal eraPoggio Picenze castle's position repeatedly exposed it to raids. In 1423, the castle withstood the siege for two long days by Braccio da Montone, giving time for the denizens to organize resistance, but eventually capitulated before the ruthless conqueror. One of the castles of the Contado Aquilano (L’Aquila Countryside), was given by Emperor Charles the V, after a peasant rebellion in 1533 to Antonio Aldana; later it belonged to the Alfieri family from L'Aquila.
Use our Italy itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Poggio Picenze and any other destinations in Italy that take your fancy.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Poggio Picenze

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Poggio Picenze:
Sightseeing, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Province of L'Aquila

14 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Scanno BY A USER FROM ITALY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM POLAND June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Amalfi & L'Aquila BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Italy BY A USER FROM TURKEY November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News