Sulmona Information

Sulmona and Pettorano Sul Gizio

Sulmona is the capital of the Peligna basin. It is a busy town of 25,000 with an ancient and beautiful centre. The stroll along the mostly traffic free street (Corso Ovidio) that runs from one end of the centre to the other is a relaxing delight – the historic buildings and piazzas, the churches and cafes and the narrow, intruiging alleyways that lead off to either side lie waiting to be discovered.

The town’s tourist information office and finest church, L’Annunziata, lie on the corso as does Piazza Settembre XX with its statue of Ovid, the roman poet and town’s most famous son, who was born here over 2,000 years ago.

Sooner or later you will find yourself in Piazza Garibaldi, the expansive and elegant space at the heart of the town, covered in market stalls if it’s Saturday or Wednesday morning. The square is framed at one end by the medeival aqueduct and overlooked at the other by the dominating forested slopes of the Monte Morrone massif.

Pettorano Sul Gizio is a very beautiful hill top village about six kilometers south of Casa La Rocca. It lies in an elevated position above the valley but tucked beneath the surrounding mountains as they close in to form the far southeastern corner of the Sulmona valley (Val del Gizio). Exploring Pettorano is a real treat – tight alleyways, narrow cobbled streets, no building seemingly less than 200 years old.

Nearest Airports:
Pescara, Roma
Approx percentage of British residents:
Approx percentage of German residents:
Further Information:
local walking spots | walking spots within 20 miles | ski resort within 20 miles | beaches within one hour drive
local super market | local butchers | local bakery | local clothes shops | has a large choice of shops and super markets | super markets and shops within a 10 minutes drive | local cafes
a few local bars and restaurants, more can be found in neighbouring towns
local doctors surgery | local hospital | local pharmacy | local dentist
local nursery school | local schools
bank | post office | internet café | cash machine | post office | petrol station | garage | garden centre | hardware store
domestic travel:
adequate travel links to near by towns and cities | regular bus service | train station
international travel:
international airport within one hours drive | ferry port within one hours drive | local airport served by year round low cost airlines
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