Passo San Leonardo


Passo San Leonardo
E' un'antichissima chiesa situata alle falde della Majella. Fu eretta tra l'XI e il XII sec. per volere del casauriense monaco Adalberto, oggi purtroppo è in abbandono. Al ridosso di una piccola formazione rocciosa a breve distanza dall'omonimo valico, si annidano i ruteri di un luogo di culto dedicato a San Leonardo. Nonostante la dedicazione a un santo eremita, è difficile affermare che si...

Cave Church of S. Angelo in Vetuli


Cave Church of S. Angelo in Vetuli
The church is situated on the slopes of Colle Macerre, only a few metres away from the main road that links Sulmona with Pacentro. Although it is completely hidden by vegetation, in an obvious state of abandonment, and not very well known by the local population, it can be considered one of most ancient architectural testimonies of the High Medieval period in Abruzzo.

Church of San Leopardo


Church of San Leopardo
The Medieval church of S. Leopardo emerged from the ruins of a building from the 1st century b.c.  It was mentioned for the first time in the Cronaca Volturense (an illuminated manuscript) from the 9th century on the occasion of a donation made by the Emperor Ludovico I to the San Vincenzo al Volturno monks, belonging to the churches of S. Domiziano of Pettorano, S. Leopardo of Pacentro, S....

Hermitage of San Germano


Hermitage of San Germano
The church, dedicated to the Bishop St. Germain who was especially revered by the monks of Montecassino, dates back to 1428, as we can see by the engraving on the portal of the façade . The adjacent dwelling, which was used by shepherds during the transhumance, was probably not however built before the 19th century.  Recently, a wooden roof structure was built to protect the partially collapsed...