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.
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
- Castello Orsini Colonna