The Podere Santa Lucia, located in Tossicia, in the province of Teramo, is situated in a charming territory that exudes a rich and fascinating culture. This area, nestled in the green hills of Teramo and at the foot of Gran Sasso, is characterized by its ancient history and places of great artistic and historical value.

Tossicia itself, with its village nestled between two streams, tells its millennial story. It was once a fiefdom of the Orsini family and later the capital of Valle Siciliana under the rule of the Mendoza family. Its historic center is a true treasure trove, with places and monuments to visit. The Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, with its grand Gothic portal, and the Parrocchiale dell'Assunta, with Nicola da Penne's small portals and precious works of art, are just some examples of the architecture and art that can be admired.

The material culture of the people of Gran Sasso finds its home in the Museum housed in the Palazzo Marchesale in Tossicia. Here, history, tradition, and folklore blend together in a captivating mix, offering a fascinating representation of the Tossicia folk imagination and its material culture. This place is a true treasure for those who wish to immerse themselves in the local culture and traditions.

Furthermore, in the nearby Azzinano, famous throughout Italy for its naïve murals depicting traditional games of the past on the walls of houses, one can experience a unique and colorful artistic experience.

In addition to its rich history and culture, the territory of Tossicia also offers opportunities for leisure and contact with nature. Here, you can visit the Museum of Craft Techniques, participate in cultural and folkloric festivals that take place throughout the year, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the equipped trails for horseback riding in the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park.

Lastly, we cannot overlook the food and wine culture, a fundamental element of the local culture. In Tossicia, the "fagiolo e della costatella" festival is held in July, offering the opportunity to savor typical culinary delicacies.

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