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Sulmona (Abruzzese: Sulmóne; Latin: Sulmo; Ancient Greek: Σουλμῶν, romanized: Soulmôn) is a city and comune of the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. It is located in the Valle Peligna, a plateau once occupied by a lake that disappeared in prehistoric times. In the ancient era, it was one of the most important cities of the Paeligni and is known for being the native town of the Roman poet Ovid, of whom there is a bronze statue, located on the town's main road and named after him.