Bugnara is a small mountain village in the Abruzzo region. The village is perched on the side of the mountain 'Colle Rotondo' and has a picturesque medieval centre.

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Palazzo Ducale

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.

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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,

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La Falena

This beautiful little restaurant used to be open in the summer (in 2007) where you could sit in the middle of the ancient ruins and have some lovely local home-cooked food. The sign is still there but I'm not sure that it is still open.

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Meat, vegetables, fish (on wheels)

Although the village has two well stocked Alimentari (grocery shops) the best thing to do is to find out the times of the meat, vegetable and fish trucks that make their way around the small villages.

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Church of SS. Rosario

Imposing on the main square and ringing its bells every hour this church dates from 1602. Built in the late baroque style beautiful friezes, stuccoes and relief ceilings.

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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.

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Coffee in the main square

Being a small town, there is always activity and people in the main square.

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The village has a post office, hairdressers and a pharmacy.

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Festival of pecorino cheese

At the end of June there is Pecorino tasting and music.

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There are markets for various goods in the main square.

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Casa Rosa

A two bedroom house in the centre of Bugnara.

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Local pecorino cheese

Find the local speciality.

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