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Collelongo, at 915 meters above sea level and at Km 86 from L'Aquila, is a large village on the slopes of Mount Malpasso in Vallelonga, the ancient Transaquana Valley. In this valley, for centuries, a wild and at times inaccessible nature has guarded the secrets of the civilizations that have populated it: from prehistoric settlements to the Italic ones, from the remains of the Roman period to those of the Middle Ages, unfortunately partly destroyed by the violent earthquake that in 1915 destroyed the Marsica. Today Collelongo is an important tourist destination both for its archaeological heritage and for its geographical position within the limits of external protection of the Abruzzo National Park. The high altimetric development of the area, from 850 to over 1600 meters above sea level is characterized by wide natural views of significant biological and landscape interest with a varied presence of flora and fauna. So Collelongo, an island surrounded by history and nature, offers its inhabitants and numerous visitors a complete response to the needs of culture and leisure.

Provincia: L'Aquila

CAP: 67050

Prefisso: 0863

Altitudine: 615


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The Archaeological Civic Museum of Collelongo, housed since 1985 in Palazzo Botticelli, preserves and exhibits numerous precious finds dating from the sixth century BC to the first century AD found in the Italic-Roman settlement of the nearby valley of Amplero, which consists of an acropolis, a village and two necropoli

Il Museo Civico Archeologico di Collelongo, ospitato dal 1985 nel Palazzo Botticelli, custodisce ed espone numerosi e preziosi reperti databili dal VI sec. a.C. al I sec. d.C. rinvenuti nell'insediamento italico-romano della vicina valle di Amplero che consta di un'acropoli, di un villaggio e di due necropoli.

From Palazzo Botticelli, home of the Collelongo Civic Archaeological Museum, starts the museum path of the peasant civilization and of the work of the mountains of Abruzzo that winds through the narrow streets of the historic center.

Da Palazzo Botticelli, sede del Museo Civico Archeologico di Collelongo, parte il percorso museo della Civiltà contadina e del lavoro delle montagne abruzzesi che si snoda tra le stradine del centro storico.

In the heart of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, in the beautiful village of Villavallelonga at 1005 meters above sea level, stands the Visitor Center of the Bear of Villavallelonga.

Nel cuore Nazionale D'Abruzzo Lazio e Molise, nello splendido borgo di Villavallelonga a 1005 metri d'altezza, sorge il Centro Visita dell'Orso di Villavallelonga. Struttura del Parco, gestita da aprile 2009 da Sherpa coop, il Centro visite nasce come struttura educativa ed informativa incentrata sulla figura del famoso plantigrado simbolo del Parco, l'Orso Bruno Marsicano.