Italian Town of Pacentro - Great Attractions (Pacentro, Italy)

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Take a tour of Italian Town of Pacentro in Pacentro, Italy – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. Situated on a secluded plateau within the Apennine Mountain Range is the historic Italian commune of Pacentro. Pacentro is a preserved medieval town which dates to the 9th or 10th century; the location, however, has been on record since the early Roman Empire. The Castle of Caldora was originally created in the 12th century as a fortress during the raids of ancient Roman and Norman armies. Pacentro offers visitors a plethora of historical treasures to discover along with breathtaking views of the mountain range. An annual race down a steep, rocky hill is held every September as a rite of passage into adulthood, and to show their endurance to pain, they perform this race barefoot. The site where the town is located is known for the fresh water mountain springs which stream from melting mountain snow.

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