|Abruzzo Province of Chieti Casoli|
Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
It is located in the valley of the Aventino, on top of a hill dominated by a medieval castle. Its territory is part of the Nature Oasis of Lake Serranella.
Altitude: 378 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 39 km -- Population: ca. 5900 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66043 -- Phone Area Code: 0872 -- How to reach it: road: SS 81 from Chieti or SS 84 from Lanciano
The territory of the commune is quite large (66 sq km) and includes a great many small hamlets: Ascigno, Capoposta, Cappacorti, Caprafico, Cavassutti, Cinonni, Cipollaro, Collebarone, Colle della Torre, Collelungo, Collemarco, Coste Martini, Fiorentini, Grottarimposta, Guarenna Nuova, Guarenna Vecchia, Laroma, Laroscia, Mandramancina, Merosci, Minco di Lici, Monti, Nobili, Piana delle Vacche, Pianibbie, Piano Aventino, Piano Carlino, Piano del Mulino, Piano la Fara, Piano Laroma, Piano Morelli, Piano delle Vigne, Quarto da Capo, Ripitella, Selva Piana, Serra, Taloni, Torretta, Valle Curato, Verratti, Vicenne, Vizzarri
The origin of the current settlement goes back to the year 1000 AD, but settlements are recorded already from the 4th century BC. Among its feudal lords were the Orsini, Colonna, Crispano, d'Aquino families.
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