A Lovely Town in the L'Aquila Province of the Abruzzo Region of Centeral Italy



All about Sulmona in central Italy.

Sulmona is a communal capital in the province of L’Aquila in the Abruzzo Region of Italy. It has a population of about 25k inhabitants. Sulmona is situated in the Gizoi river valley basin. It is known as being the birthplace of Ovid. In the center of the town there is a statue of this famous poet. In ancient times the town was called Sulmo and was one of the principal cities of the Peligni, an independent tribe who lived here before ther Romans Empire arrived. The first mention of Sulmo occurs in the Second Punic War, when in 211 BC its territory was ravaged by the north African Hannibal. Sulmona is well known for its clear abundant perennial streams and rivers. It can be rather cold in the winter months. Its territory is very fertile producing rich harverst of corn and grapes. Sulmona has various piazzas, churches and palaces of historical and tourist interest. Some of these include:

  • Cattedrale di San Panfilo The main cathedral of the city.
  • Piazza XX Settembre. One of the main squares of the city, including a bronze statue of the Roman poet Ovid.
  • Corso Ovidio. The city’s main thoroughfare connects the cathedral and the major piazzas. It is lined with elegant covered arcades, shops, palaces and churches.
  • Palazzo Annunziata and Chiesa della SS. Annunziata. This buiilding contains a fine museum showing the Roman history of the city as well as various artifacts. The church is a fine example of Baroque architecture and has a beautiful interior and bell tower.
  • Piazza Garibaldi is the largest square in town with a large baroque era fountain.

Sulmona is the home of the Italian confectionery known as confetti. These are delicious sugar coated almonds and are traditionally given to friends and relatives on weddings and other special occasions. Confetti can be eaten or simply used as decoration. The local artisans also color these candies and craft them into flowers and other creations. There are two main factories in town and several shops that sell these items. .. . .. .

  • Sulmona is located in the L’Aqulia Region of central Italy.
  • The poet Ovid once lived just outside the city of Sulmona.
  • Visitors to Sulmona can find wonderful place to stay at an apartment by the name RoomsInSulmona.

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