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Bugnara

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Bugnara is a small town in the Abruzzo region.

Bugnara from the valley below


Get in

There are buses and trains every day.

Trains run from Sulmona and the bus stops on the way from Rome to Scanno.

Coming from Sulmona there are about seven local buses a day.

Get around

Bugnara is small enough to walk around.

See

  • Church of SS. Rosario. Dates from 1602 in the late baroque style beautiful friezes, stuccoes and relief ceilings.
  • Streets and alleyways. Bugnara is steep and full of narrow pedestrian streets. Here you can see Bugnara's medieval origins with an incredible patchwork layering of stone and cement.
  • Palazzo Ducale (Fortezza dello Scorpione). This enormous palace consists of imposing buildings started around the 11th Century. The impressive fortifications surround a courtyard where one can see the various stages of its development, including an impressive clock tower. Restoration of the palace is in the works, with a rumoured cooking school to be housed there.
Small streets and alleyways
  • Church of the Madonna delle Neve. Just outside the village this church has some of the most interesting history of Bugnara. Built in the Gothic style around the 11th Century it has an extraordinary herring-bone floor that is actually from the Roman temple upon which the church was built. It also has some very well preserved statues and frescoes,


Do

Walk about, have a coffee in the Piazza.


Buy

Market stalls in the Piazza, wait for the vegetable, meat and fish trucks.

Eat

  • The very humble La Falena restaurant is open in the summer.
  • Pizzeria by the town hall

Drink

  • Have a coffee or a beer at the bar on the Piazza.

Sleep

Plenty of B&Bs and private houses for rent.

Get out

  • Bike ride to Sulmona or walk up into the hills.



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