Attractions to explore nearby Piazza del Duomo
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
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.
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.
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
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.