Civitella del Tronto (TE)
Abbazia di Santa Maria di Propezzano (TE)
Nestled in Morro d’Oro’s Vomano Valley, the Church of Santa Maria di Propezzano is one of the Abruzzo region’s romanesque centers of Catholic worship. Together with the adjacent monastery the abbey originally belonged to the order of Benedictine and was developed around the same time as nearby abbeys such as San Salvatore di Canzano and San Clemente al Vomano. The name “Propezzano” seems to be etymologically linked to that of the Madonna Propiziatrice to the poor, to whom the church is titled. In 1902 it was included in the list of Italian national monuments. The Abbey is part of the religious tourist itinerary of the Abbeys Valley.