Orsogna & Abruzzo
Our hotel is in Orsogna, a small town near Chieti and Lanciano, 432 meters above sea level, halfway between Majella National Park and Adriatic coast. The old town is built around St. Nicholas Church, while the Franciscan Monastey, founded in 1448 by San Giovanni from Capestrano, has a great architectural significance. The religious building preserves frescoes dating back to the sixteenth century.
Orsogna recurs every year the famous “Sagra dei Talami”, which takes place on Easter Monday and on the 15th of August. The festival is born during the Middle Ages and combines religion with rites for the harvest. During a float parade, some actors play scenes from Old and New Testament.
Go to Website: www.comune.orsogna.chieti.it
There are many characteristic villages near Orsogna:
Guardiagrele – head office of Majella National Park, is famous thanks to handicrafts and to metal manufacture. The “presentosa”, typical female jewel in Abruzzo, was first realized here. One of the main events in town is the exhibition of artistic handicrafts of Abruzzo. Moreover, the closeness to Passolanciano-Majelletta ski resort attracts many tourists.
Go to Website: www.guardiagrele.gov.it
Pretoro – is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. It situates near Passolanciano-Majelletta ski resorts. The old town has medieval features and it develops around religious buildings, as St. Andrew’s Church, St. Nicholas’ Church. There are also some traditional events during the year: St. Antonio Feast, St. Domenico Feast and St. Lorenzo Nights.
Go to Website: www.comune.pretoro.ch.it
Lanciano – well-known thanks to Eucharist Miracle, is the most important town in Sangro-Aventino area. The origins of the city date back to a Trojan refugee. In the old town, there are some religious buildings and remains of military architecture.
Go to Website: www.comune.lanciano.chieti.it