Things to see and do - Bominaco
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Bominaco Travel guide
Bominaco : Michelin's recommendations
The harsh geography of the Abruzzo range explains why this region is little visited by tourists. However, the region has retained much of its traditional character, making it an interesting trip for those in search of authentic surroundings. The hamlet of Bominaco lies off the beaten track, 30km south of L'Aquila. The hamlet boasts two beautiful Romanesque churches which are all that remain of a Benedictine monastery destroyed in the 15C.
Tourist attractions Bominaco : Things to see and do
This 11C-12C church with its beautifully ornamented apses is one of the most significant examples of Romanesque architecture in Abruzzi. The elegantly simple interior has a graceful Romanesque colonnade. Note the striking 12C ambo (pulpit), near the ..
This oratory, located 500m above the hamlet of Bominaco, is decorated with 13C frescoes, whose detailed, yet rather childlike portrayal is somewhat reminiscent of today's naive art. The church also houses two delightful "Calendario bominacense&q..