Historic center of Fontecchio (Abruzzo - Italy), more than 3 years after earthquake. In this picture the 14th century fountain. Fontecchio is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. History[edit] There is archaeological evidence of the Roman settlement of Fonticulanum down on the Aterno river. In the Middle Ages a castle was built on top of the hill and the population moved up there. The condottiero Braccio da Montone (Fortebraccio) (1368–1424) tried and failed to capture the castle in the 14th century. The earthquake caused damage to many buildings in the medieval center of Fontecchio. Several buildings also collapsed.

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