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Province of Chieti, Abruzzo Region, Italy





province of Chieti The Province of Chieti is mostly a hilly and mountainous area between the Adriatic sea to the east and the Maiella chain to the north-west. It is extensively cultivated with olive trees and vineyards, and produces celebrated wines and extravirgin olive oil.

The Municipalities in the Province of Chieti

The province of Chieti was called "Citeriore" since it was situated to the right of the Pescara river and was in Latin "citra" (=this side) with reference to Naples, the capital of the Kingdom. The Pescara river separated it from the province of Teramo, the Apennine Mountains from the province of L'Aquila, the right shore of the Sangro and the Valicella of the Varrino from Molise. The territory includes mountainous features, the group of the Maiella, and 72 km of steep and rocky coast, along the Adriatic sea.

With the institution of the Province of Pescara, in 1927, a number of communes previously belonging to the province of Chieti changed province, notably: Caramanico, Musellaro, Roccacaramanico, Salle, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Pescara, Manoppello, Lettomanoppello, Serramonacesca, Turrivalignani, San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore, Abbateggio, Bolognano, Roccamorice, Tocco di Casauria.