The city with the melodious name Pescocostanzo has much charm and an interesting story to tell. It is situated 1,400 metres up in the area of Majella National Park with its shepherd culture and is surrounded by fascinating nature and magnificent scenery.
Baroque and Renaissance architecture is very prevalent in the city and it is for good reason that it is on the list of Italy's most beautiful medieval cities. The city is on the whole very aware of its aesthetic appearance, and diligently maintains the old traditions such as religious festivals and events that are designed to continue the local craft traditions.
- The festival of Festa della Madonna del Colle is celebrated in late May with a procession for mass in the streets and a fireworks display.
Pescocostanzo also has a very strong craft tradition in areas such as wrought iron and lace of high quality. The last Saturday in August is La Festa degli antichi Mestieri, which is a festival of craft traditions and the streets come alive with processions, stalls and workshops.
The city with its 800 inhabitants has many visitors in the summer from Romans, Napoletanere and Abruzzesere who come either to hike in the mountains and on the plains, or to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and charm of Pescocostanzo. The city has shops, art galleries, jewellery stores and about 20 restaurants.