|Abruzzo Province of Chieti Torricella Peligna|
Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Situated in a hilly area in the high valley of Aventino, offers a beautiful view that goes from the Maiella to the Adriatic.
Altitude: 800 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 54 km -- Population: ca. 1400 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66019 -- Phone Area Code: 0872 -- Frazioni: Colle del Ponte, Colle Zingaro, Fallascoso, Purgatoio, Riga Tre Confini, San Giusto -- How to reach it: motorway A14 (Bologna-Pescara-Foggia)exit Val Di Sangro then fast lane towards Castel di Sangro, at Piane d'Archi follow towards Casoli, then Gessopalena - road: from Naples/Rome: fast lane for Castel di Sangro, up to Rivisondoli then exit to Palena / Campo di Giove, follow towards Palena then take the road towards Montenerodomo / Torricella.
The territory has been inhabited since pre-Roman times, as testified by the finding of the tomb of a warrior (6 century B.C.), preserved in the National Archeological Museum of Chieti. In 1173, in a Papal bull, there is mention of the church of Sancti Jacobi de Turcella, while there are a number of mentions of Turricella in the Book of Decime. It belonged to the families of Orsini and Celaia.
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