|Abruzzo Province of Chieti Torino di Sangro|
Torino di Sangro
Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Rising on a hilltop between the Sangro and Sinello rivers, a few km from the Adriatic Sea, Torino lies in the middle of a very picturesque vegetation, one of the extremely few relics of the ancient Lecceta Litoranea that once occupied the whole Adriatic coast. The territory lying along the Valle dell'Osento has in the past often experienced landslides. The economy is lively with agricultural firms producing oil and quality wines, construction firms, there is also a small beach where people can bathe and lie in the sun.
Altitude: 160 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 60 km -- Population: ca. 3000 inhabitants -- Zip code: 66020 -- Phone Area Code: 0873 -- How to reach it: trains: Ferrovia Sangritana from Lanciano - road: A14 exit Lanciano, then road 524 towards Fossacesia, road 16 "Adriatica" for 4 km southward to Vasto, after the bridge on the Sangro river there's a turning to Torino di Sangro
In the 12th century there was in the area a settlement called Civita de Sangro which was abandoned and built in a higher position because of endemic malaric fevers. Then it was included in the jurisdiction of the Abbey of Santo Stefano ad rivum maris, and later of the city of Lanciano. It was a feud of various families: the Piccolominis, Colonnas, d'Aquinos, d'Avalos and lastly de Stefano.
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