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Rocca di Cambio

Rocca di Cambio, 23 km from the capital, is a small mountain town located at the northwestern edge of the Altopiano delle Rocche, in the Sirente-Velino Regional Park. The plateau is guarded by numerous peaks - Monte Rotondo, Monte Cagno, Monte Ocre and Cefalone - all above 2000 meters, which especially in spring and summer are privileged destinations for those who love trekking and walking in the mountains. Rocca di Cambio offers in winter the slopes of Campo Felice, famous throughout the Central Apennines, and to cross-country skiing enthusiasts the tracks of the nearby Piani di Pezza. With its 1434 meters above sea level is the highest municipality in the Apennines. The historical news on Rocca di Cambio and on the first inhabited nucleus are scarce. According to some sources, it is certain that the village was located where the Church of Santa Lucia is now located; but it is only from the Middle Ages that the references to the country become more frequent. It is no coincidence that some of the most interesting vestiges of the area date back to that time. The most recent history of the town is similar to that of other countries in central and southern Italy. Foreign dominations (Angioinians and Spaniards), terrain of influence of the great families of the papal throne (Colonna and Barberini), endemic emigration. This resort of the Velino-Sirente Park is a summer and winter holiday destination, frequented by thousands of people.

 

Provincia: L'Aquila

CAP: 67047

Prefisso: 0862

Altitudine: 1433

POSIZIONE GEOGRAFICA

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La Collegiata di San Pietro si trova nel punto più alto del paese di Rocca di Cambio.

Sentiero n. 10 - Rocca di Cambio - Valle Canavine - Forca Miccia - Settacque - Monte Ocre (facile) ore 3,15. (Carta dei Sentieri montani della Provincia dell'Aquila, prodotta dalla Camera di Commercio dell'Aquila e curata dal C.A.I.)Al Km. 23 della S.S.

Edificata nel XVI secolo, la chiesa ha il corpo composto da tre navate e custodisce un pregevole fonte battesimale del 1569 in pietra bianca a base esagonale.

The Regional Natural Park of Sirente-Velino, established in 1989, covers 54361 hectares, with headquarters in Rocca di Mezzo and covers 22 municipalities in the province of L'Aquila. The Velino and Sirente massifs offer the visitor many interesting reasons. Known to skiers for the presence of the slopes of Ovindoli and Campo Felice, these mounta

Il Parco Naturale Regionale del Sirente-Velino, istituito nel 1989, si estende su 54.361 ettari, con sede a Rocca di Mezzo e interessa 22 comuni della provincia di L’Aquila. I massicci del Velino e del Sirente offrono al visitatore tanti motivi d’interesse.