San Benedetto in Perillis

San Benedetto in Perillis, (L'Aquila)

San Benedetto in Perillis is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy. The town is 43 kilometres (27 mi) from the regional capital, L'Aquila. History In the High Middle Ages, a monastery was built here to serve the peasantry of L'Aquila. Charles V of Spain later granted the lands around the town to one of the captains of his army. Eventually, the Caracciolo family took control of the area, being replaced in the 18th century by the Celestine Fathers of L'Aquila. Main sights Church of S. Benedict Church of S. Maria delle Grazie In popular culture The movie Ladyhawke (1985) was filmed in the monastery of San Benedetto. References External links Official website Italian History Site Italian Surname Site

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