The town stretched from the foot of the Velino mountain to the Piani Palentini. Magliano de’Marsi is one of Marsica’s autenthic hamlets. Located in a strategic position, the town touches Avezzano’s border on one side, and Rieti’s area on the other. Magliano – with its two districts, Rosciolo and Marano – has due distinct soulds: the commercial one, and the more old and traditional one that follow the footsteps of the towns history, that dates back to 1250.
For year the town was controlled by the Colonna family: thanks to them, the town developed and became a reference point for the entire territory. In 1915, Magliano was brutally hit by an earthquake.
Today, when you arrive in Magliano, you can admire several well-preserved buildings, the church of Santa Lucia, the town square, the church of Madonna di Loreto and the church of San Domenico, that dates back to the 14th century. Every year, in Magliano is held a football tournament that enlivens the town and the infiorata – a flower festival held to celebrate the Corpus Domini where many people, using flowers and leaves, gather to recreate paintings inspired by the Gospels.
In Rosciolo de’ Marsi, you can visit the historical center and the roman church of Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta: a unicum in the whole regione. In Marano, instead, you can admire Santa Maria Assunta abbey, still well preserved today.
If you love nature, in Magliano you will find the oriented nature reserve of Monte Velino, managed by the forestry carabinieri. Here you will find many different animals, a botanical garden, and a long path surrounded by nature. Magliano is touched by brigand’s path – a 100 kms ring-like route that follows the brigands’ footsteps connecting Abruzzo and Lazio.