|Abruzzo Province of Chieti Fossacesia|
Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
In southeastern Abruzzo, Fossacesia consists of two separate settlements, one high on a hilltop left of the Sangro river, the other (Fossacesia Marina) along the Adriatic, near the picturesque Punta del Cavalluccio bay.
Altitude: 140 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 54 km -- Population: ca. 6300 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66022 -- Phone Area Code: 0872 -- Frazioni: Campidoglio, Colle Cannizza, Colle Castagna, Fossacesia Marina, Sterpari, Strutto, Villa Scorciosa, Piano Favaro -- How to reach it: motorway: A-14 exit Lanciano
There was a human settlement in the Neolithic and later in the Roman period. Roman columns and stones were dismantled and reused in the Abbey of St. Giovanni in Venere. There was a strong Benedectine influence in the development of the area, and in the XII century there was on the site a borough called Fossa Coeca ("blind ditch"). Then many different families possessed it in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.
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