As the industrial and commercial center of the Abruzzo region, Avezzano is not typically seen as a tourist destination. The city was completely rebuilt after one of the most destructive recorded earthquakes in Italian history struck the city on the early morning of January 13, 1915. Only the Casa dei Palazzi and a few sections of the Orsini Castle survived the destruction, and over 12,000 people died on that tragic day. The city was rebuilt along straight, parallel lines and lost much of its former character. However, there are plenty of sites outside Avezzano's modern city that are easily explored via car rental or by hiring a chauffeur in Italy. The most notable of these sites is the Alba Fucens, an ancient town located 1,000 meters above sea level, at the food of Monte Velino. The town was a regular place of detention for important prisoners of the Roman Empire, and modern visitors will marvel at its finely preserved fortifications, specifically the city's external walls which are constructed of polygonal masonry. Consider upgrading to a luxury car in Italy if you plan to explore the region at length - Auto Europe's world-class luxury vehicles are sure to make the scenic drive to Alba Fucens a memorable one.
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