PENNE

Ancient center of the population of the Vestini, which at first sided against Rome with the Sannitic wars and later formed an alliance with it in 304 a.C becoming subsequently an important thermal station.
The history then follows that common to all the villages of Central Italy with the fall of Rome, the successive barbaric invasions and the phenomenon of the incastellamento (forming castles).
Of this ancient history remain only archaeological findings while present Penne strongly declares a medieval print with the presence of the brick, tightened alleys and porticos.
In X sec. Penne became county and remained faithful to the Aragoneses. It passed therefore to the Medici family. In 1522 Carl V gave it in dowry to Margherita of Austria who married a Farnese, passed subsequently under the dominion of the Borboni and the Reign of Naples.

To be visited in Penne the Duomo, that keeps a precious altar dating back to the XII the century and an acquasantiera (holy water recipient, 1400). The Church of S. Nicola, adjacent to the tower of the ancient town-walls. The Church of S. Agostino, in Romanesque style with baroque finishes.
Among the civil palaces we report: Palazzo Castiglione, Palace of the Bono-Pilotta, with baroque portal and paintings (XVII cent.), Palazzo Castiglione De Leone (XVII century).

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