Alanno is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Comune di Alanno
View of Alanno
View of Alanno
Coat of arms of Alanno
Location of Alanno
Alanno is located in Italy
Location of Alanno in Italy
Alanno is located in Abruzzo
Alanno (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°18′N 13°58′E / 42.300°N 13.967°E / 42.300; 13.967Coordinates: 42°18′N 13°58′E / 42.300°N 13.967°E / 42.300; 13.967
ProvincePescara (PE)
FrazioniAlanno Stazione, Colle Grande, Costa delle Plaie, Oratorio, Prati, Sant'Agata Case, Sperduto, Ticchione
 • Total32.53 km2 (12.56 sq mi)
307 m (1,007 ft)
 (31 March 2017)[2]
 • Total3,493
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code085
Saint day3 February
WebsiteOfficial website

The first settlement of Alanno dates probably from the medieval Lombard domination. Later it was a possession of the heirs of Ettore Fieramosca.

Main sightsEdit

Interior of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

The most important landmark of Alanno is the Renaissance church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built around 1485, it was said that the Madonna appeared to a shepherd and asked him to organize the building of a church on that position overlooking the valley. The church was built 3 kilometres (2 mi) outside the town. It has an elegant portal (1505) surmounted by a lunette with a fresco of the Deposition. The single nave ends with an apse with frescoes attributed to Andrea De Litio's workshop (1522) and a 15th-century triptych with Madonna, Angels and Saints. The decoration of the interior is otherwise in Baroque style. The altar, finished in 1642, has a precious 15th century triptych with the Madonna between St. Sebastian and a Holy Pope.

Other points of interest include the three towers, remains of the medieval walls and castle, the 16th century church of St. Francis and the Wildlife Oasis of Alanno, characterized by numerous birds species and a rich river vegetation.

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.