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Forte Spagnolo

Via Castello, ., 67100 L'Aquila AQ, Italy

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About Forte Spagnolo

Forte Spagnolo is a fortress of the Aquila, built during a grandiose project of military strengthening of the territory that took place during the Spanish domination in southern Italy in the first half of the sixteenth century: never used for purposes war, it was used in the seventeenth century as the residence of the Spanish governor and later as accommodation for French soldiers in the nineteenth century and German soldiers during the last world war, while in 1902 it was declared a national mo



Attractions near Forte Spagnolo

Basilica of San Bernardino0.44km from Forte Spagnolo

The Basilica of San Bernardino is a religious building of the Aquila, located in the quarter of Santa Maria. It was built, with the adjacent convent, between 1454 and 1472 in honor of St. Bernardino of Siena, whose remains are kept inside the mausoleum of the Saint built by Silvestro dell'Aquila. The facade, erected in the following century by Cola dell'Amatrice with Michelangelo's influences, is considered the highest expression of Renaissance architecture in Abruzzo.

Piazza del Duomo0.78km from Forte Spagnolo

Piazza del Duomo is the largest and most important of the squares of the Aquila.  Heart of religious power, in contrast to Piazza del Palazzo, the seat of political power, it is the social and cultural center of the city, as well as a meeting point for the people of L'Aquila and seat of the main city events. It has also housed the city market since 1303. Its considerable size - 140 meters on the long side and 70 meters on the short side, for a total of about one hectare in width - make it one of

Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio1.22km from Forte Spagnolo

The basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio is a religious building of the Aquila , located just outside the city ​​walls , on the homonymous hill.  Founded in 1288 at the behest of Pietro da Morrone - crowned pope here with the name of Celestino V on 29 August 1294 - it is considered the highest expression of Abruzzo architecture , as well as the symbol of the city and was declared a national monument in 1902.

National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA1.38km from Forte Spagnolo

One of the unique location which shows the thousand-year history of one of the quietest, most reserved and at the same time hospitable regions of Italy. A region characterized by the wonders of nature and good food could only have very deep cultural roots, explicitly visible in the different rooms of this museum.  It has a lot of artworks,  wooden and terracotta sculptures, paintings, and contemporary arts in its collections.

Monte San Franco10.86km from Forte Spagnolo

The Monte San Franco is a mountain massif of the Gran Sasso of Italy, located on the extreme north-western foothills of the mountain, along the western ridge, within the Gran Sasso National Park and Monti della Laga . Located between the towns of L ' Aquila and Pizzoli, it takes its name from Franco da Assergi, saint and hermit of these places and the Vomano river originates from the slopes, one of the longest in Abruzzo.

Capannelle Pass11.63km from Forte Spagnolo

The Capannelle Pass is a mountain pass in Italy. It sits at an altitude of 1300 meters above sea level in the Province of L'Aquila in Italy's Abruzzo Region. It is located on the Italian State Highway 80 which passes near the Gran Sasso in the Apennines. One of the picturesque locations in this area and it is famous among the tourists.  The rain and the snow showers increases the beauty of this location. The Capannelle Pass is an important transportation point linking the Province of Teramo with

Where is Forte Spagnolo

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Most of the region is mountainous or hilly. The few small coastal harbours have little economic importance for fishing or commerce. One of the famous greenish areas in Italy are here.