The Castle in Pacentro
You can read about the village since the
XI-XII century. A "Castellum"
of Pacentro is mentioned
in the Cronicon in the XI century. During
the Longobard age rich families contented
for it and the village had to fight against
the city Sulmona.
The Caldora, the Cantelmo
(they fortified the castle, which became
their favourite residence), the Orsini,
the Colonna and the Barberini were some
of the castle's owners throughout the years.
The ancient area of the village and the
castle, the embattled towers and the massive
defensive system still prove the village's
It is one of the best-preserved castles
in Abruzzo: it is a four-sided building
(XV century), surrounded by a moat, equipped
with three high quadrangular towers in the
inside castle walls and with three round
embattled towers in the outside castle walls.
tour in the Castle in Pacentro