|Abruzzo Province of Chieti Quadri|
Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
This beautiful village is nestled in the valley of the Sangro river, surrounded by thick forests.
Altitude: 640 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 93 km -- Population: ca. 880 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66040 -- Phone Area Code: 0872 -- Frazioni: Mastarcangelo, Pamparielle -- How to reach it: motorway: A14 exit Val di Sangro - road: SS 81 from Chieti or SS 84 from Lanciano, then SS 652
The area was inhabited before Roman times, as shown by the remains of an Italic temple beneath the ruins of the church of Our Lady of Spineto. Benedictine monks lived here already in the early Middle Ages. Mentioned in the 12th century, the village formed to provide farm laborers and artisans to the Benedictine monastery. Later it was a feud of Raimondo Caldora (15th century) and the D'Ambrosio family.
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