Avezzano, Italy

Avezzano is a town in the province of L’Aquila, in the region of Abruzzo, in central Italy. Located at an elevation of 695 m (2,280 ft), it covers 104.05 sq km (40.17 sq mi) and has a population of 41,000 people (2012 estimate).

More on Avezzano

The name Avezzano is said to have originated during the time of ancient Romans, and was derived from the name of the Roman god Janus and “ad vetianum”, meaning “to the Vetia family”. Its history is traced to the first century AD when Emperor Claudius ordered the construction work for the drainage of Lake Fucino.

Today Avezzano is noted for its high-tech industries. It is home to the Micron Technology semi-conductor plant as well as the Telespazio satellite farm.

Visiting Avezzano


Rome, head east on the A24 (E80) expressway (Strada del Parchi). Continue on the A25 (E80) heading southeast at Torano until you reach Avezzano.

Places of Interest in Avezzano

  1. Castello Orsini Colonna

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