Scanno is a picturesque mountain village at 1,050 meters altitude. It has a characteristic profile with townhouses in rows that built on terraces. According to Eward Lear, it was host to Italy's most beautiful women in the 1800's.
The city is located in the beautiful Sagittario valley and is known for sheep farming, wool production, crafts, cheese production and especially lace traditions that are still being kept alive. The fine decorative lace, as the city's older women wear their regional costumes, made of old gamblers in doorways and on street.
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As in many other Abruzzesiske villages, Scanno also has a rich program with recurring folklore and religious festivals. The first weekend in May focuses on local culture and costumes. 13/6, 1/7 and 16/7 celebrated patron saints Sant'Antonio , Madonna delle Grazie and Madonna del Carmine . Finally held in the city every year on August 14 Il Catenaccio Nuziale - A marriage parade, showing a local wedding with costumes and parades.
Scanno is situated on the edge of Abruzzo National Park neighboring Lago di Scanno, which is the largest natural lake in the Abruzzo region. The lake has the shape of an egg and is 1,700 m long and 700 m wide. The lake, which you can swim in or if you wish you can rent pedal boats, located just 3 km from Scanno.