I am sharing with you my nice walk with the local guide Mauro, in the ancient village of Guardiagrele to uncover its unknown gems. Guardiagrele is a small town located within the Province of Chieti in the Abruzzo Region in Central Italy. Guardiagrele isn’t just what you saw in the video, but there is much more do discover.

 

 

5 Places to Visit nearby Guardiagrele

1. Pretoro

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The ancient village is almost entirely built on the Majella (the mountain) white stone. Because of this, it can be compared to Matera in the Basilicata Region.

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Stone carved village, Pretoro in Abruzzo

If you’re lucky to enter any of the houses, you will see that they are carved in the stone.

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If you’re in Pretoro, don’t miss to visit the 84 years young Mastro Tonino the last “Fusaro” wood artisan not just the local area, but the entire Abruzzo.

2. Passo Lanciano

Set your nav to Majelletta and admire the fantastic sea-view directly from the ski slopes at 1650 mt.

3. Serramonacesca

Church of San Liberatore a Majella in the town of Serramonacesca and the Alento Gorges;

4. Hermitage of Santo spirito a Majella

5. San Bartolomeo in Legio.

 

If you would like to have a guided visit of the town and discover the local activities and experiences around, please get in contact with us. You won’t regret!

 

The best Events near Guardiagrele

The Farchie of  Fara Filiorum Petri

10-16th January

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A 10 meters high Bonfire & Folklore festival. Read the fascinating history around one of Italy’s weirdest tradition.

Marino Cardelli

Marino Cardelli

Food & Wine Enthusiast, 2nd level Qualified Wine Sommelier, Licensed Tour Leader of the Abruzzo Region, Official Abruzzo Smart Ambassador. I try to create environments & opportunities for Abruzzo's small business, young people and our traditions to thrive through sustainable tourism.

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