The Environmental Education Center (CEA) Torre del Cornone was founded in 2005 and recognized by the Abruzzo Regional Council as a Center of regional interest.
Its core activities mainly concern the following areas:
- rural landscape and its dynamic conservation as an opportunity of local development;
- participated planning with local communities;
- sustainable local development;
- university education and professionals’ training in socio-economic subjects.
These fields of action are not addressed to specific target groups but – with different tools, methodologies and timings- they potentially concern the all population, mainly from rural and peri-urban areas.
The CEA Torre del Cornone offers a wide guesthouse, comfortable and independent apartments with kitchenettes, a canteen for breakfast and aperitif, a meeting room for up to 20 persons, a library specialized in landscape, local sustainable development, and the Abruzzo region.
The all location is sited within the ancient buildings that crown the Fontecchio defensive wall, including the little watchtower on the wall extreme corner.
From the garden viewpoint and sitting under the pergola of malvasia, the view on the Aterno Valley, the Sirente mountain and the small villages with their medieval communication towers in the distance is just breath-taking.