Dallo “Speciale su Torricella Peligna” realizzato nel 1994 da:
“There are Many Ways to Promote Tourism”
(1994) Mayor of Torricella Peligna is Davide Piccoli.
Until 20 or 30 years ago the village tended to be chiefly agricultural. Then, as factories began to be set up within the Sangro valley, many people were able to find a position in these industrial works and so the economy of our centre changed as it adapted to the new situation. The commuter phenomenon arose but was hindered by the poor road network. Thus many people, I would say far too many, were forced to leave our village. Currently work is being carried out on the roads leading to Torricella: let’s hope that things will improve sufficiently for us also to be able to develop the tourism that we so strongly wish to offer.”
what does Torricella Peligna have to offer?
Then we have a Pinewood which is amongst the most beautiful in all of Italy and both within the village and nearby there are some very interesting historic and archaeological sites, such as Juvanum.
Here in ancient times important civilisations developed. The helmet of Torricella Peligna is one of the star items at the Museum. In our territory many discoveries have been made which we are hoping to display in the space that we are setting up to be our own little Museum. We shall also be able to display the Mummy which was found during the restoration works in the Parish Church, another wonderful finding of which we can be proud.
In the village one can eat really well and our hospitality is traditional. Agritourism has been developed too. Four farms now offer food and lodging for up to 35 visitors and we have 3 hotels each with 20 bedrooms. I mentioned the Pinewood which is truly attractive; all the forestation represents our “flower in the buttonhole” – and from this point of view we can do even more to safeguard and expand our trees whether planted or natural.
The development of the Maiella National Park will provide us with further opportunities. We aim to develop linked activities since we are on the borders of the protected zone.”
is the greatest problem affecting Torricella Peligna?
Another age-old problem for the village is the poor road network. But something has already been done about that in recent times and we are hoping the situation will be vastly improved in the near future.”
let’s talk about the future: what is around the corner for Torricella Peligna?
The Lombards had to deal with several earlier waves of German invaders (particularly the Goths, Ostrogoths and Visigoths) as well as the resurgent Eastern Romans (who were a power in Italy into the 8th century).
“Special on Torricella Peligna” created in 1994 by:
Translation courtesy of Dr. Marion Apley Porreca