|Abruzzo Province of Pescara Loreto Aprutino|
Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
Southwest of Pescara, among hills of olive trees, Loreto stands out against the sky with its imposing Palazzo Chiola (a formerly medieval castle) and the Church and the belltower of San Pietro Apostolo, and promises the visitor a wealth of artistic and historical treasures, along with its peculiar traditional Feast of San Zopito, the Patron Saint of the village. The area is renowned for its olive oil production.
Italic necropolis at Colle Fiorano and Farina-Cardito show that the area was already inhabited in the VI century B.C. Later on, in the early Middle Ages, it was known under the name of Castrum Laureti and was the capital of a countdom. Its importance in the medieval period is reflected in the many works of art which embellished the rich medieval centre. Later on it belonged to the D'Aquino Family and in the 16th century was first under the D'Avalos and finally the D'Afflitto.
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Altitude: 294 m a.s.l -- Distance from Pescara: 24 km -- Population: ca. 7500 inhabitants -- Zip code: 65014 -- Phone Area Code: 085 -- How to reach it: road: from Pescara or Montesilvano S.N. 16 bis, then S.N. 151; motorway: A14 exit Pescara Nord -- Frazioni: Acquamorta, Belvedere, Bufarale, Burlesco, Camposacro, Cancelli, Cardito, Cartiera, Casafora, Castelluccio, Cecalupo, Collatuccio, Colle Carpini, Colle Cavaliere, Collecera, Collefreddo, Colle Ospedale, Collepalma, Cordano, Cupello, Farina, Ferrauto, Fiorano, Fiume, Fontemaggio, Fonte Murata, Fornace, Galliano, Gallo, Gomma, Lauriana, Madonna degli Angeli, Moscone, Muretto, Palazzo, Pallante, Pantano, Passo Cordone, Paterno, Piano della Morte, Poggio Ragone, Pozzelle, Pretore, Pretosa, Remartello, Rielli, Rotacesta, Sablanico, Saletto, Salmacina, San Domenico, San Giovanni, San Pellegrino, San Quirico, Santa Maria in Piano, Scannella Inferiore, Scannella Superiore, Scrizzetto, Sgariglia, Silvi, Valle Passeri, Valle Stella, Vicenne, Villa Erminia
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