Come into Marsica and discover the beating heart of Abruzzo



In the town of Morino, nature is the protagonist. The waterfalls of the natural reserve of Zompo lo Schioppo, the chestnut trees and the olive trees are some of the main attractions of this hamlet that once belonged to the monastery of Montecassino. At the beginning of the 16th century the town was ruled by the Orsini-Colonna family, and only in the 19th century became independent.


Its history, however, has been deeply marked by the 1915 earthquake that destroyed the entire town and forced the remaining citizens to work hard to build a new inhabited center.


When you visit Morino, you can enjoy the natural beauty of Zompo lo Schioppo, with its majestic waterfall and its breathtaking landscapes, the “Ecomuseo”, the retreats in the small town of Rendinara, and the church of Maria Nuova and Madonna del Cauto.


The old hamlet of Morino hosts every year various events that aims to give new life to an abandoned town. Morino, like every other town in the area, organizes various events to promote its excellent products, most of all the Roscetta chestnut.


Among the various events, be sure not to miss the “Ambient’arti” festival, organized every summer in partnership with the natural reserve of Zompo lo Schioppo and held among the alleys and the square of Morino.




The town of Zompo lo Schioppo

Morino is known throughout central Italy for its native Zompo lo Schioppo reserve where you can admire the sheer waterfall and unspoiled nature.
Inhabitants: 1 351
Area: 51,28 km²
Altitude: 443 m s.l.m.
Mayor: Roberto D'Amico
Zip code: 67050
Area code: 0863
Phone: 0863.978133