Capestrano is a municipality located in the province of L'Aquila at 465 meters (1526 feet) of altitude. Capestrano has 895 inhabitants and a surface area of 43.66 square kilometers (16.86 square miles).

The municipality of Capestrano also includes the following suburbs: Capodacqua, Forca di Penne, Santa Pelagia, Scarafano.

Capestrano was part of the Kingdom of Naples before the unification of Italy (1861).

Municipal Hall Information
Comune di Capestrano
Piazza Mercato
67022 Capestrano (AQ)
Phone: +39 0862 95227
E-mail: [email protected]

State Archives Information
Archivio di Stato di L'Aquila
Zona Industriale di Bazzano
Via Galileo Galilei, 2
67100 L'Aquila
E-mail: [email protected]

First 5 most common surnames in Capestrano
Caruso, Ciccone, Fontecchio, Giannunzio, Spera

Parish churches in Capestrano and municipality suburbs

S. Maria della PaceCapestranoDiocesi di Sulmona - Valva

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  1. In America where I grew up (Newton, Massachusetts) the predominantly Italian neighborhood has it roots in Navelli and Capestrano, Italy. My family search is for three surnames: Santucci, Federico and Taglienti. I hope to visit those ares soon and see where my ancesters lived. Thank you very much.

  2. My Grandmother’s maiden name was Spera and I’ve been able to trace her back to Vincenzo Spera and Laurina Corsi of Capestrano. I’ve been to Italy in the past, and would really love to come back. I would love to visit the commune to see if I can find any trace of family or at least see where they came from. If anyone has information about the Spera family, I would greatly appreciate it. Grazie!

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