The village of Caramanico Terme, in Abruzzo, stands at the foot of Majella.

 
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Caramanico Terme
The sulfur monk

Municipality of Caramanico Terme
Province of Pescara
Abruzzo Region

Population: 1.933
Altitude center: 650 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Protected Natural Areas:
Maiella National Park
Majelletta Natural Reserve
Riserva Naturale Valle dell'Orfento

Municipality of Caramanico Terme
Corso Bernardi 31 - Caramanico Terme (PE)
Tel. +39 0859 290202

The village of Caramanico Terme, in Abruzzo, stands at the foot of Majella. According to a legend, the name of the village derives from a French monk, named Caro, lived around the X century, but more probably takes origin from the Longobard settlement of Arimannia.

The presence of human settlements in the territory dates back to the Paleolithic period. In the Chronicon Casauriense (from here the reference to the monk Caro) displays "putrid waters", the first reference to the presence of sulfurous waters in the area. The history of Caramanico follows, then, the vicissitudes of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, as family feud of D'Aquino's family. Since 1960 takes the name of Caramanico Terme and begins a quick touristic development, linked to the thermal source. The sulfurous sources were used already in 1576, but the thermal structure was built only in 1836: a rudimentary shed along the river. In 1901 was inaugurated the real spa and medical complex.

The local traditions of the village of Caramanico Terme follow both the seasonality of rural practices (agriculture and breeding), than the liturgical one, which is also connected to the natural cycles through devotions, guards and blessings.

The spa activity is the main attraction of the town, enriched by a plenty program of exhibitions and events.

Next or present Events

  • Candlemas
    02-02-2019
    Candlemas
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-02-02 2019-02-02 Europe/Rome Candlemas Blessing of the plugs to be ignited in moments of bad weather. Caramanico Terme

    Blessing of the plugs to be ignited in moments of bad weather.

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  • San Biagio
    03-02-2019
    San Biagio
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-02-03 2019-02-03 Europe/Rome San Biagio The Holy protects from sore throat. At the end of Mass in his honor, there is the blessing of the throat of the faithful with the holy oil. Caramanico Terme

    The Holy protects from sore throat. At the end of Mass in his honor, there is the blessing of the throat of the faithful with the holy oil.

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  • Holy Thursday
    18-04-2019
    Holy Thursday
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-04-18 2019-04-18 Europe/Rome Holy Thursday During the Mass in Coena Domini, Parish priest washes the feet of twelve confreres of the Confraternity of the upstream of the dead, elected by drawing lots as disciples. In the wake of the parish priest, or privately, the faithful visit the churches, where are prepared the altars of repositioning, said graves, whose origin is traced back to the pagan rite of the gardens of Venus. During the night takes place the rite of tamurri: a group of men traverses the country playing a drum from the skin of an ass have forgotten it and a flute, a remembrance of the Virgin who seeks Jesus, while the soldiers come to stop it. Caramanico Terme

    During the Mass in Coena Domini, Parish priest washes the feet of twelve confreres of the Confraternity of the upstream of the dead, elected by drawing lots as disciples. In the wake of the parish priest, or privately, the faithful visit the churches, where are prepared the altars of repositioning, said graves, whose origin is traced back to the pagan rite of the gardens of Venus. During the night takes place the rite of tamurri: a group of men traverses the country playing a drum from the skin of an ass have forgotten it and a flute, a remembrance of the Virgin who seeks Jesus, while the soldiers come to stop it.

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  • Celebrations of Saint Maria Assunta - The Favoni
    01-08-2019
    Celebrations of Saint Maria Assunta - The Favoni
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-01 2019-08-01 Europe/Rome Celebrations of Saint Maria Assunta - The Favoni In the morning, the firing of mortaretti, the botte scure, announce the opening of the patronal feast. At dusk, the bells of the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore give way, in the whole valley, to the illumination of the Favoni, rituals bonfires. The competition between the various groups for the most flashy Favone, it adds the feast with typical dishes and the music of dù cask, a small regional accordion. Caramanico Terme

    In the morning, the firing of mortaretti, the botte scure, announce the opening of the patronal feast. At dusk, the bells of the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore give way, in the whole valley, to the illumination of the Favoni, rituals bonfires. The competition between the various groups for the most flashy Favone, it adds the feast with typical dishes and the music of dù cask, a small regional accordion.

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  • Celebrations of Saint Maria Assunta - The Palmentieri
    14-08-2019
    Celebrations of Saint Maria Assunta - The Palmentieri
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-14 2019-08-14 Europe/Rome Celebrations of Saint Maria Assunta - The Palmentieri The women, in traditional costumes, parade along the main road of the village, bringing the palmentieri: special baskets with frames in wicker, on which are sewn the pizzelle, the traditional sweet. The palmentieri are gifts of the Community to the protectress and their sale will be offered for the feast of the patron saint. Caramanico Terme

    The women, in traditional costumes, parade along the main road of the village, bringing the palmentieri: special baskets with frames in wicker, on which are sewn the pizzelle, the traditional sweet. The palmentieri are gifts of the Community to the protectress and their sale will be offered for the feast of the patron saint.

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  • Feast of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo
    15-08-2019
    Feast of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-15 2019-08-15 Europe/Rome Feast of Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo Caramanico Terme

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  • Celebrations of Saint Maria Assunta - San Rocco
    16-08-2019
    Celebrations of Saint Maria Assunta - San Rocco
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-16 2019-08-16 Europe/Rome Celebrations of Saint Maria Assunta - San Rocco At midnight the celebrations close with the Dance of the Pupa, a female figure of papier-mache, covered with fireworks, that explode during the dance, on the notes of the accordion. Caramanico Terme

    At midnight the celebrations close with the Dance of the Pupa, a female figure of papier-mache, covered with fireworks, that explode during the dance, on the notes of the accordion.

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Past Events

  • Pegasosocial - trekking Valle dell'Orfento
    08-10-2017
    Pegasosocial - trekking Valle dell'Orfento
    Sports

    -Compulsory reservation in the Secretariat-appointment at 8:30 in the gym-lunch bag-also for children
    for all information, calls to the number 345 3181015

    From 08:30 to 16:30 |

  • Truffle Weekend-The luxury of simplicity
    From 20-10-2017
    To 22-10-2017
    Truffle Weekend-The luxury of simplicity
    Festival

    After the success of the first edition, La Réserve returns to dedicate a whole weekend to the flavors of its territory, with an exceptional guest: the truffle of Abruzzo.

    From 20:00 to 11:00 |

  • From 17-05-2018
    To 20-05-2018
    Shows

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  • 26-07-2018
    Excursions

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  • From 21-07-2018
    To 22-08-2018
    Shows

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  • Christmas in Caramanico Terme
    From 01-01-2019
    To 07-01-2019
    Christmas in Caramanico Terme
    Festival

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  • Feast of Sant'Antonio Abate
    17-01-2019
    Feast of Sant'Antonio Abate
    Religious occurrences

    Blessing of farm animals of which the saint is the protector and theatrical representation of his life. Always present at the end of the representation, the questua: request of offers of wine and sausages for the actors.

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Other Events

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In the village

La Réserve Hotel Terme
Via Torre Alta 16, Caramanico Terme (PE)

In the village

Locanda del Barone
Contrada Case del Barone 1, Caramanico Terme (PE)

Within the province

ARIOP Pub Pizzeria
Vico Forni, 1 - 65013, Città Sant\'Angelo (PE)
40.51 Kilometers from Caramanico Terme
Agriturismo Torre Mannella
Via Francesco De Blasiis, 15 - 65013, Città Sant\'Angelo (PE)
38.46 Kilometers from Caramanico Terme

In the village

La Bottega di Maja
Corso G. Bernardi 28, Caramanico Terme (PE)

Within the province

La Credenza di Nonna Anna
Largo Cavour, 2 - 65013, Città Sant\'Angelo (PE)
40.59 Kilometers from Caramanico Terme

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NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.