Perched on a rocky outcrop in the Salinello valley, lies the town of Civitella del Tronto, founded around sec. X, is the last Bourbon fortress. The town is characterized by various medieval houses of great historical and architectural interest that make the streets of the centre picturesque (Via Mazzini and Via Roma). To see: the castle is the historic building now architectural pride of the country. The fortress dates back to the thirteenth century and for its strategic position has always been one of the most contested of the troubled history of Abruzzi. Its architectural structure was damaged due to various battles. The fortress got the most serious damage between 1860 and 1861. The current recovery, which occurred around the eighties, has retained the outer walls and part of the original environment. Other mandatory stops are the Church of San Francesco and the Church of St. Lorenz of the sixteenth century.
The interior of the historic Fortress of Civitella del Tronto