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Castelli is a hill town and comune in Teramo province in the Abruzzo region of eastern Italy. It is located in the natural park known as the "Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park". The hillside town lies within the Gran Sasso mountain beside Mount Camicia and on the eastern side of the Gran Sasso Massif. Castelli is famous for its ceramics which were collected by the nobility of Europe for centuries and which were at their pinnacle in the 16th century.
Today, Castelli is a favourite destination for tourists and art lovers; it hosts an art institute and ceramics museum.
Castelli's main church is San Donato. It holds a majolica altar-piece by Francesco Grue (1647) and a medieval silver cross of the Sulmona school.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9290 W: 132 N: 17863] (116233)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-08-18
  • Categories: Nature, Architecture
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-08-28 5:37
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