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Penne

Let’s discover Penne, the town of brick

Penne, a charming village in the province of Pescara, is located on a hill at 438 m. of altitude, in the high valley of the Tavo.

The center is full of magnificent monuments and stately homes of the '700. The main access to the city is the Porta San Francesco. The ancient cathedral of Santa Maria degli Angeli and of S. Massimo martyr, the church and the former convent (now the Town Hall) of S. Domenico and the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art and the Archaeological Museum are also located in the center.

Penne is called the town of bricks because of the abundant use of "exposed" brick in present buildings and in the pavement of the characteristic narrow alleys of the historical part of the town.

Penne was a ducal city and then the capital of the Vestini with the name of "Pinna virens"; its maximum splendor was during the Roman era, acquiring the right of 'civitas' in the year 87, and then in the Middle Ages. It then played a leading role also in the Carbonari uprisings in the early nineteenth century.

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Brioni

In Penne the famous tailor’s shop Brioni is located, that dressed and still today dresses, the most powerful and richest men in the world, including Barak Obama, Donald Trump, Kofi Annan and Nelson Mandela.

The Penne lake Reserve

Not far from the historical centre is the Natural Reserve "the Penne Lake ", which has always played an important role for research, environmental education and technology application. It houses a naturalistic Museum.

The naturalistic Reserve, which covers about 1,300 hectares, originated from an artificial human intervention, but today it is a concrete example of environmental recovery. In this area they carry out environmental education and responsible tourism; renewable energy is used and even produced, and organic farming is practiced.