Questo sito o gli strumenti terzi da questo utilizzati si avvalgono di cookie necessari al funzionamento ed utili alle finalità illustrate nella cookie policy. Se vuoi saperne di più o negare il consenso a tutti o ad alcuni cookie, consulta la cookie policy. Chiudendo questo banner, scorrendo questa pagina, cliccando su un link o proseguendo la navigazione in altra maniera, acconsenti all'uso dei cookie.




  • La Buca delle Fate

    La Buca delle Fate

    Quality Appartments Accommodation Vacation Holiday Guest House Residence Maiori Amalficoast Neapolitan Riviera Salerno Campania...

  • Hotel Astoria Sorrento

    Hotel Astoria Sorrento

    Quality Bed and Breakfast 4 Stars Hotel accommodation Restaurant Town Center Sorrento Neapolitan Riviera Campania Italy

  • Vigne Irpine

    Vigne Irpine

    Aglianico, Greco di Tufo, Taurasi, Falanghina, Coda di Volpe, Fiano di Avellino, Taurosae Pink Wine Aglianico Santa Paolina Avellino...

  • Biroccio Country House Albanella

    Biroccio Country House Albanella

    Quality Holiday Guest House Accommodation, Bed and Breakfast, Country House, Holiday Farmhouse, Cilento Coast Albanella Capaccio...

  • Liparlati Bed and Breakfast Positano

    Liparlati Bed and Breakfast Positano

    Quality Accommodation B&B Bed and Breakfast Holiday Guest House Positano Neapolitan Riviera Amalfic Coast Salerno Campania Italy

you are here: Home Abruzzo L'Aquila and its province Capestrano


Visit a locality browsing the menu on the left. In each Italy area you can then choose the best touristical structures we are proposing.

More About

Here you can find info and tips about the area you are visiting.

Print this page Send to a friend by e-mail




It is a town in the province of L'Aquila, situated in the Upper Valley of Tirino, Capestrano is a lovely town dominated by the presence of the castle Piccolomini. It was probably founded by inhabitants of Aufinum, that sheltered in this area to avoid the repeated barbarian incursions. In the III century it became fief under the rule of Tolomeo of Raiano, ceded in the later centuries to the Count Pietro of Celano, to Antonio Piccolomini and then to the Kingdom of Naples. In 1934, during an excavation, the famous statue of Capistrano was brought to the light, today preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Chieti. About 2 meters high, dating from the VI century B.C., it depicts a warrior with an italic helmet (which probably served to protect the troops in life and was placed as a tribute on the heads of dead warriors) and with a inscription in Piceno at the base.
Not to miss:
- the Monastery of San Pietro ad Oratorium, founded by Benedictines in 752, built in the Romanesque style, it features three naves, embellished with Byzantine frescoes of the XIII century;
- the Convent of San Giovanni, built in the XV century and entitled to San Giovanni of Capestrano, who died in Belgrade during a crusade. It has undergone many alterations over the centuries and within the structure are preserved several relics of the Saint;
- the Piccolomini Castle, commissioned by Antonio Piccolomini, Duke of Amalfi, which was an impressive fortified baronial residence. It has a triangular layout and in courtyard there are still evident traces of a XV century well and a tall square tower.


This town web page has been visited 15,754 times.

Contact Basket

Click on the basket icon to create a list of structures you want to contact.

Choose language