|Abruzzo Province of Chieti Monteferrante|
Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Immersed in a wonderful natural landscape among pastures and green woods, north of the Lupara mountain, this village is a precious relic of Abruzzo lore. In the past it was plagued by raids of brigands and disastrous landslides, which may be the reasosn for its being so underpopulated now.
Altitude: 800 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 89 km -- Population: ca. 140 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66040 -- Phone Area Code: 0872 -- How to reach it: - road: SS 652 from Castel di Sangro or Lanciano (A14 uscita Lanciano)
An Italic necropolis was found in the nearby countryside, which shows there was a settlement in pre-Roman times. Then in the early 12th century the Di Sangro family is recorded as lords of this feifdom and built a castle whose ruins can still be seen. The place was probably named after King Ferrante d'Aragona, and for a long time was ruled by the powerful Caracciolo family.
Points of Interest
Events & Festivities
Hotels, Lodging, Restaurants
Genealogy, News & Links
|©abruzzo2000 - all rights reserved|