Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Avezzano

AVEZZANO, a town of Italy, in Abruzzo Ulteriore II. , containing a castle, which was built in 1499 by Virgilio Orsini, afterwards belonged to the family of the Colonnas, and is now in the possession of the Barberinis. Population about 5900. Long. 13 32 E., lat. 41 58 N.