|Abruzzo Province of Chieti Fara Filiorum Petri|
Fara Filiorum Petri
Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
This centre, situated along the left bank of the river Foro, is widely known for the "farchie" folk festival.
Altitude: 227 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 18 km -- Population: ca. 1900 inhabitants in 2012 -- Zip code: 66010 -- Phone Area Code: 0871 -- Frazioni: Brecciarola, Campo lungo, Colle Anzolino, Colle Pidocchioso, Colle Pretoro, Colle San Donato, Colli, Crepacce, Fara Centro, Fraderna, Forma, Giardino, Madonna del Ponte, Mandrone, Pagnotto, Piane, San Giacomo, San Nicola, Sant'Antonio, Sant'Eufemia, Vicenne -- How to reach it: motorway: A25, exit Chieti
The village takes its strange name from two different sources: Fara comes from a Lombard word meaning borough, and this tells us that the origins of the establishment go back to the early Middle Ages; Filiorum Petri refers to the later (11th century) inclusion of the centre in the possessions of the Montecassino monastery.
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