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Navelli

Navelli stands on a hill and to get there means to be enchanted by the graceful delicacy of its ancient village: here the houses are still built in gray stone and overlook narrow, winding streets, with steps carved directly into the rock. However, Navelli has always been famous for a product that has become, over time, a symbol of its territory: saffron. This rare and precious spice, which was once used in medicine and in cosmetics, was the heart of its economy. Even today it is of great importance, not only for its trade, but for the beauty of the flowering period, which attracts many tourists every year: in October the flowers are picked at dawn and still worked by hand with gestures that are repeated unchanged always. Beauty, tradition and flavor, the essence of Navelli has the intense red color of saffron.

 

Provincia: L'Aquila

CAP: 67020

Prefisso: 0862

Altitudine: 760

POSIZIONE GEOGRAFICA

42.2359938, 13.7284432

L'oratorio e la chiesa abbaziale furono costruiti dai monaci di Farfa che detennero il complesso sino al secolo XII. L'oratorio si presenta all'esterno in forme semplici e rustiche. L'interno, al contrario, rappresenta un'autentica meraviglia con preziosi affreschi, annoverabili tra i più interessanti della Regione.

A circa 4 km dal centro di Capestrano, nei pressi del fiume Tirino lungo la statale che porta a Bussi, sorgono in aperta campagna la Chiesa di San Pietro ad Oratorium e alcuni resti delle mura dell'antico monastero di cui la chiesa stessa faceva parte.