Bisegna, located within the national park of Abruzzo and Molise, is one of the smallest towns in the Marsica region whose first traces date back to the prehistoric age. Here archeologists found some tools that belonged to prehistoric people.
The nucleus of the town was built between the 11th and the 12th century, mainly because of its strategic position. At the beginning, Bisegna wasn’t autonomous, but was part of the county of Celeno, and it achieved its independency only in 1829.
The 1915 earthquake and the WWII bombing severely damaged the city. In the Campomizzo Massacre several young locals died while they were rebuilding the bridge over the river Giovenco.
Nowadays Bisegna is visited by many nature enthusiasts: here you can encounter Marsican bears strolling around the green area of the town. Besides, you can also admire a palace built during the 18th century, the medieval tower, as well as the bauxite paths running through the towns of the Vallelonga.
Bisegna is one of the smallest in Marsica, a favorite destination for lovers of green and authentic tourism. In the hamlets of San Sebastiano dei Marsi it is possible to meet the Marsican bear strolling through the alleys of the town.