|Abruzzo Province of Chieti Taranta Peligna|
Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Located in the Aventino Valley, at the foot of the Maiella, in the past it was famous for its industry of woolen cloth called "taranta", a still thriving activity.
Altitude: 460 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 57 km -- Population: ca. 400 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66018 -- Phone Area Code: 0872 -- Frazioni: Ortole -- How to reach it: - road: SS 84 from Lanciano or Roccaraso
Taranta originated in the Middle Ages, and was mentioned for the first time in the 12th century. In the 17th century it was under the Caldora, followed by the Malvezzi and the d'Aquino. The place suffered heavy damage during the Second World War.
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