|Abruzzo Province of Teramo Martinsicuro|
Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
On the northern border of Abruzzo, a few km from important harbor San Benedetto del Tronto, Martinsicuro lies south of the mouth of the Tronto river, and is a renowned, peaceful seaside resort, as well as an industrial and manufacturing centre. It has been a municiplaity only since 1963, while before it was a "frazione" of Colonnella.
Altitude: 2 m a.s.l -- Distance from Teramo: 49 km -- Population: ca. 13.876 inhabitants -- Zip code: 64010 Martinsicuro; 64011 Villa Rosa -- Phone Area Code: 0861 -- How to reach it: motorway: A14 exit Martinsicuro
- road: S.S.n. 16 Adriatica
The territory was inhabited since Neolithic times, it was a town of the Liburni, a pre-Roman Italic population under the name of Trunetum, later called Castrum Truentum under the Romans, when it aquired strategic importance for the whole area. The present name of the small town comes from a Spaniard, captain Martin de Segura, who was ordered by Charles V to build a massive tower to defend the Tronto river.
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